San Francisco Giants Activate Affeldt Off DL, Send Down Rosario

By Bryan Rose

February 20, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher

Sandy Rosario

(43) poses for a picture during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a cruel, cruel world in professional sports.

Days after his first MLB victory, Sandy Rosario was sent back to Fresno to open a roster spot for Jeremy Affeldt, who has been on the disabled list since April 15th with a strained right oblique.

Rosario appeared for a lone out during his short stay with the Giants, a three pitch ground out from Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Martin Prado. A two-run homer from Pablo Sandoval moments later gave the Giants a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, giving Rosario quite the oddity of a first MLB victory.

Affledt’s return gives the Giants a much needed left handed arm as they’d been running with only Javier Lopez for the past few weeks.