Sunday, September 2, 2012
WSC Birth Years: Brian Omogrosso
Born: April 26, 1984
To say that injuries haven't been a factor in delaying Brian's promotion to the majors would be like saying frozen water didn't play a major role in the sinking of the Titanic. Injuries were the only reason, but they played a huge part in why. Omogrosso was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2006, in the sixth round of the amateur draft. Brian already had Tommy John surgery in 2005, which led to a season out of college ball.
Omogrosso rose through the ranks slowly in the White Sox minor league system. By 2009, he had finally worked his way up to AAA Charlotte, when a torn labrum sidelined him again. Brian started back at the bottom in 2010, while returning from that injury. By 2011, he was back in AAA and finally made his MLB debut against the Texas Rangers on July 3, 2012. His first two games weren't at all spectacular, but Brian has settled down since and was brought back up to the parent club in the first wave of September call-ups.