CARDINALS PURCHASE CATCHER ALBERTO ROSARIO FROM MEMPHIS (AAA)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. , July 6, 2016 – Prior to tonight’s game, the St. Louis Cardinals placed catcher Brayan Peña on the 15-day disabled list today with left knee inflammation. Rookie catcher Alberto Rosario has been purchased from Triple-A Memphis and is expected to be available for tonight’s contest. Rosario will wear uniform No. 68.
Peña opened the season on the disabled list and missed 75 games after having left knee surgery in early April. He was activated from the D.L. on June 28, and made two starts, including last night when he picked up his first hit as a Cardinal. Peña is 1-for-8 on the season with two pinch at-bats.
Rosario has appeared in 39 games for the Memphis Redbirds and is batting .281 (32-114). The 29 year old was signed by St. Louis as a minor league free agent on December 12, 2014, and is in his 11th professional season after signing with the Los Angeles Angels as a non-drafted free agent in January of 2005. He has nabbed 10 of 24 (42%) would be base stealers this season and has a 42% career caught-stealing rate in the minors (295-704). Rosario will be making his Major League debut.