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Ex-Met Amed Rosario signs one-year, $1.5M deal with Rays

The former Met’s new home is located in the American League East.

Amed Rosario, who played for the Mets from 2017 to 2020, signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

Rosario could earn an additional $500,000 in incentives, according to the Associated Press.


Former Met Rosario played for the Guardians last season before being traded to the Dodgers. Getty Images

Rosario can play multiple positions, including shortstop, second base, and outfield.

The 28-year-old spent last season with the Cleveland Guardians and Los Angeles Dodgers, appearing in 142 games and batting .263 with six home runs and 58 RBIs.

Rosario adds to the depth of Tampa Bay’s infield, joining shortstop Jose Caballero and second baseman Brandon Lowe, who were acquired in a January trade with the Seattle Mariners.

Rosario started his career with the Mets in 2017, hitting .272 with 60 home runs and 334 RBIs in 839 career games.

His best season as a professional was in 2019 with the Mets, when he hit career highs with a .287 batting average, 15 home runs, and 72 RBIs.

Rosario was traded to Cleveland in January 2021 as part of a multiplayer package for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco.

In 2022, Rosario led the majors with nine triples with Cleveland.

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