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Trevor Rosenthal | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cowley County (KS) JC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 21 (0) / STL
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Trevor Rosenthal will undergo Tommy John surgery next week.
Rosenthal injured his right elbow last week. After Dr. George Paletta and Dr. Neal ElAttrache examined medical scans of his arm, Tommy John was determined as the needed course of action. Dr. ElAttrache will perform the procedure. The 27-year-old right-hander is now looking at a long, long road of recovery and will not be ready to return to action until late next summer, at the earliest. Seung Hwan Oh looks like the best bet for saves down the stretch in St. Louis, though Tyler Lyons and John Brebbia could also factor in. Aug 23 - 5:35 PM

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Cardinals transferred RHP Trevor Rosenthal from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Rosenthal is officially done for the season and could be facing major elbow surgery. Look for the Cardinals to announce a diagnosis soon. Dr. George Paletta and Dr. Neal ElAttrache have both reviewed his elbow scans and will collaborate on the next course of action. Rosenthal had reclaimed the closer role in St. Louis before injuring his right arm last week.
Aug 23 - 3:21 PM

Trevor Rosenthal is having his elbow scans reviewed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Rosenthal already paid a visit to Dr. George Paletta in St. Louis and now he'll receive a second opinion on the state of his pitching arm from Dr. ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Those two physicians -- both famous for performing many Tommy John surgeries -- will then collaborate to determine the next step, per MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. Rosenthal landed on the disabled list last Thursday with what is being called right posterior elbow irritation. The final diagnosis could be far worse.
Aug 22 - 9:03 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the concern with Trevor Rosenthal (elbow) centers around "the stability of his ligament, and surgery is option."

The level of damage in Rosenthal's ulnar collateral ligament isn't known at this point, but obviously Tommy John surgery would be the worst-case scenario. He's already received one opinion but will get a second before a decision on the next course of action is made. Seung Hwan Oh is back in the closer role for the Cards with Rosenthal sidelined.
Aug 18 - 5:55 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow irritation.

He's heading back to St. Louis for an MRI. Rosenthal's injury is specific to the posterior part of his elbow, which is the same area where the UCL is located. This would explain why his velocity was way down Wednesday against the Red Sox. Rosenthal had been doing a nice job in the closer role, producing a 1.88 ERA while going a perfect 7-for-7 in save chances since the All-Star break. Look for Seung Hwan Oh to lead a ninth-inning committee during his absence.
Aug 17 - 4:55 PM

Trevor Rosenthal will be examined by the Cardinals' medical staff for renewed tightness in his right arm.

Rosenthal was pulled from a save chance Wednesday night against the Red Sox after giving up a homer and a walk to the first two batters he faced. His fastball velocity was way down and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny noted in his postgame press conference that "something didn't look right." This comes with frustrating timing, as Rosenthal had recaptured ninth-inning duties in St. Louis this summer alongside a career-best strikeout rate. Seung Hwan Oh, Tyler Lyons, and John Brebbia could all see saves down the stretch if Rosenthal is badly injured. Oh is probably the best fantasy stash of the group.
Aug 17 - 8:56 AM

Trevor Rosenthal was pulled from a save chance after giving up a homer and a walk to the two batters he faced Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Rosenthal's velocity was down tonight, and there was a short visit from a trainer before he was pulled. Rosenthal entered the game with a two-run lead, so he wasn't charged with a blown save even though the Cardinals went on to lose the game. The two earned runs Rosenthal ended up being charged with were the first he had allowed since July 20. If he's hurt, the Cardinals would probably go to a closer-by-committee, using Seung Hwan Oh, Tyler Lyons and John Brebbia.
Aug 16 - 11:13 PM

Trevor Rosenthal picked up a four-out save Thursday against the Royals.

The Cardinals' relief corps began to falter in the eighth inning, allowing three runs to bring the tying run to the plate with two outs, and so Rosenthal was called on to retire Lorenzo Cain before working a scoreless ninth for the save. It was his 10th save of the year and his sixth in a row since taking over the role in late July. He's strung together seven straight scoreless appearances to lower his ERA to 3.09 with a 1.11 WHIP and 74/18 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings of work overall.
Aug 11 - 1:38 AM

Trevor Rosenthal worked around a single and a walk to preserve a three-run lead Saturday, earning his eighth save of the season against the Reds.

Rosenthal walked Scooter Gennett with one out and gave up a two-out single to Devin Mesoraco to bring Jose Peraza to the plate as the tying run, but after a battle Rosenthal got Peraza to ground out to end the threat. He also struck out one in the outing. The 27-year-old has firmly regained the closer role for the Cards, earning four saves since July 28 and eight on the year. Rosenthal owns a strong 3.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 71/18 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings overall.
Aug 5 - 11:57 PM

Trevor Rosenthal fanned three while recording the final four outs of the game and was awarded a save against the Brewers.

He was brought in to get the last out of the eighth inning and allowed a single to Keon Broxton before striking out Orlando Arcia. He stayed in for the ninth and earned his seventh save of the season. Rosenthal now seems to have a solid grasp on the closer's job in St. Louis with former closer Seung Hwan Oh serving in a set-up capacity. Rosenthal has a 3.32 ERA with a whopping 70 punchouts in 43 1/3 innings.
Aug 3 - 2:00 AM

Trevor Rosenthal picked up his sixth save of the season in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks via a perfect ninth inning.

Rosenthal came on with the Cardinals clinging to a 3-2 advantage. He then proceeded to make short work of the Diamondbacks, striking out three to finish off the save without issue. The hard-throwing right-hander threw 10-of-12 pitches for strikes in the sharp showing. He has now picked up saves in back-to-back appearances while striking out seven batters across three innings in the short space. So long as he is pitching like this, it will be hard for manager Mike Matheny to pull him from the ninth-inning duties.
Jul 30 - 5:47 PM

Trevor Rosenthal converted a six-out save in Friday’s win over the Diamondbacks.

Rosenthal was asked to put out the fire after Brett Cecil allowed the first two batters to reach in the top of the eighth inning. The hard-throwing right-hander was equal to the task, striking out A.J. Pollock swinging and inducing a fielder’s choice before fanning Paul Goldschmidt to get out of the frame. He then retired the side in order in the ninth, including a pair of strikeouts. He touched 101 mph on his final batter. The closer role is there for the taking in St. Louis and this was quite the statement.
Jul 29 - 1:18 AM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports the Nationals have scouted Trevor Rosenthal.

They've also been scouting outfielder Tommy Pham. Rosenthal has had his ups and downs, but he's pitched much better of late (1.93 ERA in July) and boasts an impressive 13.85 K/9 over 39 innings this year. He' be a solid add for a Washington bullpen that remains a work in progress. The 27-year-old is under contract through 2018.
Jul 27 - 11:02 PM

After entering a tie game in the ninth, Trevor Rosenthal took a loss Thursday when he failed to cover first base on Jose Reyes's game-winning single.

Matt Carpenter made the play on the grounder to first and then had no one to throw to because Rosenthal was slow to break from the mound. The winning run scored, leaving Rosenthal with a much deserved loss and making it unclear whether Rosenthal will get another save chance anytime soon. One thing is for sure: the Cardinals pen might not have been great with Seung-hwan Oh serving as closer, but it was a whole lot more functional than this current mess of Mike Matheny's making.
Jul 20 - 3:28 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated after Sunday's game that Trevor Rosenthal is next in line for the closer role.

"Has to be," said Matheny, after Brett Cecil blew a save opportunity on Sunday, throwing the Cardinals' closer situation into more disarray. Rosenthal has previous experience in the role and deserves a look with his recent dominance. He hasn't allowed a hit over his last six appearances and owns a 10/0 K/BB ratio over that time.
Jul 17 - 10:08 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Jose Martinez
2Luke Voit
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Breyvic Valera
SS1Paul DeJong
2Alex Mejia
3Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Harrison Bader
3Magneuris Sierra
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Michael Wacha
5Luke Weaver
6John Gant
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Juan Nicasio
2Tyler Lyons
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6John Brebbia
7Zach Duke
8Sam Tuivailala
9Ryan Sherriff
10Jack Flaherty
11Sandy Alcantara
12Joshua Lucas
13Trevor Rosenthal