Cardinals rookies Josh Rosen, Christian Kirk to throw 1st pitch at Diamondbacks game

Posted: 8:53 PM, May 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-28 12:16:16Z

Quarterback Josh Rosen has decided to accept Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo's invitation -- and his fellow rookie is going to join him.

Rosen and Valley native Christian Kirk -- the Cardinals' first- and second-round picks, respectively, in last month's NFL Draft -- will throw out the ceremonial first pitches before the Arizona Diamondbacks' game vs. the visiting Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field on Tuesday night.

After Rosen was drafted, Lovullo, a fellow UCLA alum, invited the QB to throw out the first pitch at a future D-backs game -- an invitation Rosen said he's looking forward to. Kirk is a Scottsdale native and graduate of Saguaro High School in Scottsdale.

The Diamondbacks will also recognize the Cardinals' 2018 rookies during an on-field pregame ceremony Tuesday.