Rays' Amed Rosario would increase earnings to $2 million with 620 plate appearances

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Amed Rosario would increase his earnings with the Tampa Bay Rays to $2 million if he has at least 620 plate appearances this season.

Rosario agreed Feb. 20 to a one-year contract with a base salary of $1.5 million.

The 28-year-old would earn $100,000 each for 500 plate appearances and each additional 30 through 620.

He spent last season with Cleveland and the Los Angeles Dodgers, batting .263 with six homers and 58 RBIs in 142 games. He played 104 games at shortstop and 36 games at second, In 2022, he also saw time in the outfield.

Rosario broke into the majors with the New York Mets in 2017. He was traded to Cleveland in January 2021 as part of a package for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco.

Rosario is a .272 hitter with 60 homers and 334 RBIs in 839 games. He set career highs with a .287 batting average, 15 homers and 72 RBIs in 2019 with the Mets. He led the majors with nine triples in 2022 with Cleveland.



The Associated Press