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- For the other baseball player with a similar name, see Mike Rose.
April 25, 1980 |
San Jose, California
|June 6, 2006, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 4, 2007, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Runs batted in||6|
Rouse grew up in San Jose and attended Gunderson High School and Valley Christian High School. He initially played baseball for San Jose State University before transferring to Cal State-Fullerton. In his final collegiate season for the Titans, he was named to the all Big West team after hitting .377 with 12 home runs and 62 RBI.
His major league debut was memorable as he went 3-3 in legendary Yankee Stadium to help the Athletics gain a victory over New York on June 9, 2006. However, on September 5 of that year, Rouse was designated for assignment. On September 13, Rouse was claimed off of waivers by the Indians. He made the Indians club in 2007 as the team's utility infielder. However, despite providing a reliable glove in the infield, he batted just .115 at the plate, and on August 6, 2007, he was designated for assignment.