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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
Contract: view contract details

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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 chances 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

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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

Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run and loaded the bases before being removed from Saturday's win over the Nationals.

A change in the reliever hierarchy preceded Rosenthal's appearance, as former closer Seung Hwan Oh pitched the eighth inning and Rosenthal was called on to pitch the ninth protecting a two-run lead. Two walks and two singles later, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny turned to reliever Matt Bowman to finish the game. The move away from Oh was a necessary one, but Rosenthal has now allowed runs in four of his last five appearances, so he's not exactly a better option at this point. It will certainly be worth paying attention to who gets the next save chance for the Cards, and what's said in between.
Jul 1 - 11:44 PM

Trevor Rosenthal got the call over Seung-Hwan Oh in the ninth Wednesday and picked up a save despite giving up a run against the Diamondbacks.

Oh was available tonight; he was up earlier in the contest and told to get up again after Rosenthal allowed a single and a walk in the ninth. Still, Mike Matheny stuck with Rosenthal, and Rosenthal ended up escaping his jam despite two walks and two wild pitches. It certainly didn't instill us with any additional confidence in him. Still, he needs to be picked up in mixed leagues in case this is how Matheny wants to continue to play it.
Jun 29 - 1:02 AM

Trevor Rosenthal was charged with three earned runs and did not record an out Tuesday night against the Brewers.

Rosenthal entered in the top of the eighth with the game tied 5-5. He walked the first two batters he faced before surrendering back-to-back singles. Seung Hwan Oh replaced him and allowed another single along with a run-scoring sacrifice fly. Rosenthal's season ERA jumped from 2.66 to 3.80 in the ugly outing versus Milwaukee.
Jun 13 - 11:46 PM

Trevor Rosenthal was unavailable Friday night due to arm soreness.

Rosenthal said that decision was made by the team's medical staff. It sounds like Rosenthal is just going through the usual wear and tear of a long season. The former closer has fared well in a setup role this year, producing a 2.93 ERA with a stellar 15.85 K/9 over 16 outings. Rosenthal should be available for Saturday's game against the Giants.
May 20 - 5:39 PM

Trevor Rosenthal struck out two in a clean inning to pick up his third save on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Seung Hwan Oh had the night off after throwing a bunch of pitches Monday, so Rosenthal was tasked with protecting a one-run lead Tuesday. He did so with ease, getting a couple swinging strikeouts in addition to a lineout. Oh has rebounded from a rough start and isn't in danger of losing his job, but Rosenthal looks excellent and would have plenty of value if something happened to Oh.
May 3 - 12:41 AM

Trevor Rosenthal wasn't available to pitch Tuesday due to some general arm soreness.

The Cardinals have avoided using Rosenthal on back-to-back days so far after he suffered a lat strain and subsequently aggravated the injury twice this spring. It wasn't the lat that kept him out Tuesday, but regardless the club is going to continue being careful with his workload. Rosenthal returned to pitch Thursday and was electric, striking out two in a scoreless frame. He has a 13/0 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings this season.
Apr 28 - 9:33 AM

Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Thursday's nightcap win over the Blue Jays.

With closer Seung Hwan Oh having pitched in the afternoon contest, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny called on Rosenthal to protect the two-run lead in the night game. Rosenthal responded, striking out two while needing just 13 pitches to get the job done. Healthy after a lat injury to start the year, the 26-year-old has a 2.84 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 13/0 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 innings and seems to have the inside track on the closer gig should Oh vacate it at any point.
Apr 27 - 11:48 PM

Trevor Rosenthal earned his first save of the season Wednesday afternoon against the Pirates.

Seung Hwan Oh was used Monday and Tuesday and has not been sharp through the early part of this season, so Rosenthal got the call in the ninth inning Wednesday to finish up a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh. Rosenthal hit 101 mph and struck out two in his scoreless frame, though he did allow a single to John Jaso and needed a total of 23 pitches. We wouldn't expect Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to make a change at closer quite yet, but Rosenthal makes for a smart stash.
Apr 19 - 4:29 PM

Trevor Rosenthal worked a scoreless eighth inning Monday night against the Pirates.

Rosenthal struck out one batter in a 1-2-3 frame, earning his second hold of the season while hitting 100 mph with his fastball and throwing 12 of his 15 pitches for strikes. Rosenthal looks way sharper than he did in 2016 and closer Seung Hwan Oh has struggled out of the gate this year, but it doesn't sound like a role change is coming soon.
Apr 17 - 9:32 PM

Trevor Rosenthal struck out three batters in a perfect seventh inning Monday versus the Nationals.

The hard-throwing right-hander was making his 2017 regular-season debut after needing some extra time to recover from a late-spring lat strain. He looked like the Rosenthal of old, zipping 98 and 99 mph fastballs past Wilmer Difo, Adam Eaton, and Anthony Rendon. Rosenthal could potentially work his way back into the ninth-inning mix in St. Louis if Seung Hwan Oh's early-season struggles continue.
Apr 10 - 10:58 PM

Cardinals activated RHP Trevor Rosenthal from the 10-day disabled list.

Rosenthal got some extra time to recover from a lat strain to begin the year, but didn't require a minor league rehab assignment. It's unclear what role he'll fill in the Cardinals' bullpen, as he could be used in a set-up role or as a multi-inning reliever.
Apr 10 - 12:09 PM

Trevor Rosenthal (lat) is on track to be activated from the disabled list as soon as Monday.

That's assuming he recovers well from his simulated game Saturday. Rosenthal began the season on the DL with a strained right lat but it appears he'll return without going on a rehab assignment first. The Cardinals have discussed using the former closer in a multi-inning role, but he could also fill a traditional setup role.
Apr 9 - 10:18 AM

Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list before going on a rehab assignment.

Rosenthal threw a successful bullpen session Thursday and had no issues with the strained right lat that landed him on the DL. The reliever is eligible for activation on Sunday and he could return that day if he recovers well from Thursday's session.
Apr 7 - 11:54 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Jose Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Trevor Rosenthal
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Zach Duke