The Atlanta Braves reached an agreement to bring back Eddie Rosario! The NLCS MVP has a home in Atlanta.
The Rosario deal is for two-years, $18M guaranteed, with a club option for the 2024 season. He will make $9M in both years and has agreed to donate 1% of his salary to the Atlanta Braves Foundation.
Rosario came to Atlanta at the 2021 trade deadline where he was acquired for Pablo Sandoval.
After arriving in Atlanta, Rosario would go on to hit .271/.330/.573 7 HR, 13 R, 16 RBI, 2 SB, .330 wOBA, and a 133 wRC+ in 29 games. He was worth 0.6 fWAR.
Rosario’s greatest value for the Braves came in October. Appearing in all 16 postseason games, he hit .383/.456/.617 3 HR, 11 R, 11 RBI, 1 SB, .451 wOBA, and 182 wRC+.
This included winning the NLCS MVP award. In the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Rosario hit .560/.607/1.040 3 HR, 6 R, and 9 RBI.
Rosario became a local legend with the postseason performance that helped the Braves get over the hump more often known as the Dodgers in the NL. His performance throughout the playoffs will not be forgotten.
While his offense gets the recognition for the playoff run, Rosario provided a defensive gem to help the Braves in a crucial World Series game.
A moment that will live on forever.
Rosario fills two obvious needs for a left-handed hitter and an outfielder for the Braves. His versatility will be key as the Braves begin their defense as World Champions.