Rosario on the move again
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April 11, 2007 - Former RiverHawk Olmo Rosario fits the adjective "oft-traded." He's just been dealt for the fourth time in a year and the second time in a matter of hours.

The 2004 Frontier League finals MVP wound up with the Nashua Pride of the independent Can-Am League following two days of trading that would make Wall Street proud. Teams in three different indy leagues were involved with two deals.

On Monday, the United League's San Angelo Colts traded Rosario to the Golden League's Reno Silver Sox for a player to be named later. The same day, the Sox picked up first baseman Andres Rodriguez from Nashua for a player to be named. On Tuesday, Reno designated Rosario as that player.

Olmo then...
...and now

In 19 games with the Colts last season, Rosario hit .333 with one home run and 19 RBI. He missed most of the season while waiting to be cleared to play in Canada. The RiverHawks had traded the shortstop to Calgary of the Northern League last April 20, but he was never activated, and his rights reverted to Rockford, which traded those rights to San Angelo in the John Smith deal on Aug. 3.

Rosario, a veteran of six professional season, is joining his eighth team in that span. He spent 2001-02 at three stops in Tampa Bay organization under the surname Perez; 2003 with the Houma Hawks of the now-defunct Southeastern League; 2004-05 with the RiverHawks.

Two years ago, Rosario hit .373, second in the Frontier League, and set team records for batting average, hits, triples and errors. He holds the team's career hitting and triples records.


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