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Trevor Rosenthal | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 threw a pair of scoreless frames Thursday in a start against the Twins.
Rosenthal allowed two hits, walked two and struck out two against a lineup that didn't include a single regular. It was Rosenthal's first appearance in two weeks after he was shut down with tightness in his right lat. Barring a setback, he should be ready to open the year in the Cardinals' pen. Mar 16 - 4:03 PM

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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that the team needs to see Trevor Rosenthal (lat) in a game this week in order to know whether he'll be ready for Opening Day.

Rosenthal has pitched in two Grapefruit League games but none since March 3 because of a sore right lat. He's resumed throwing off a mound, although he hasn't done it at full effort yet. Rosenthal should be ready for game action at some point this week as long as he doesn't have a setback.
Mar 12 - 11:30 AM

Trevor Rosenthal (lat) threw a bullpen session Thursday.

He didn't throw at full effort and will need at least one more bullpen session before being cleared to return to game action. The good news is that Rosenthal appears to be over his minor lat strain. The bad news is the injury surely killed whatever chance he might have had at a rotation spot.
Mar 10 - 10:26 AM

Trevor Rosenthal (lat) played catch without any issues Tuesday.

Rosenthal had to be scratched from an appearance Monday due to a tight right lat, but an MRI came back clean and he hopes to return to game action by this weekend. The righty entered camp with an outside shot at a rotation spot, but he'll likely wind up back in the bullpen.
Mar 7 - 5:57 PM

An MRI on Trevor Rosenthal's sore right lat showed no structural damage.

Rosenthal was scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start on Monday due to the lat discomfort, but everything is apparently clear. He is doing cardio instead Monday morning in Cardinals camp and will aim to return to live action by Friday. Rosenthal is in the running for the fifth spot in the St. Louis starting rotation, but he is probably going to wind up as a multi-inning reliever.
Mar 6 - 11:04 AM

Trevor Rosenthal has been scratched from a scheduled Grapefruit League start Monday due to soreness in his right lat.

Rosenthal battled flexor tendon and shoulder issues last season, but this is apparently unrelated to that. The Cardinals' plan this spring has been to stretch Rosenthal out for a likely multi-inning relief role or perhaps even a shot at a rotation spot, but obviously that's on hold now. It's unclear how long this might sideline Rosenthal, who called the situation "frustrating."
Mar 5 - 9:13 AM

Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run and two hits in his inning of relief Friday against the Nationals.

Rosenthal is being stretched out this spring, so it was a surprise to see him penciled in for just an inning today. However, there is an explanation: he's going to start Monday's game in place of Carlos Martinez, who is WBC bound.
Mar 3 - 4:12 PM

Trevor Rosenthal was sitting consistently at 97 mph and got a strikeout with his new slider during his Grapefruit League appearance on Monday versus the Nationals.

Rosenthal also mixed in his changeup and plans to incorporate a curveball this spring as the Cardinals stretch him out. It was a two-inning scoreless relief appearance for Rosenthal on Monday, but he could get an opportunity at some starts. Michael Wacha is the clear favorite to be the club's No. 5 starter, but Rosenthal's arm is intriguing enough to make things interesting if he gets a real opportunity.
Feb 27 - 7:07 PM

Trevor Rosenthal pitched a pair of scoreless innings in relief Monday against the Nationals.

Rosenthal allowed a triple and walked a batter, but all six outs he got came on the ground. The Cardinals are stretching him out as a starter this spring, giving themselves an extra option in case the rotation isn't shaping up to their liking. He still figures to open up in a relief role.
Feb 27 - 4:22 PM

Cardinals and RHP Trevor Rosenthal avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.4 million contract.

The right-hander held a disappointing 4.46 ERA last season, costing himself his closer job. However, he did still have a 12.5 K/9 and pitched hurt for much of the year. Rosenthal will likely settle into a setup role in 2017, although the Cards plan to stretch him out in spring training.
Jan 13 - 4:32 PM

Trevor Rosenthal will be stretched out as a starter heading into spring training next February.

Rosenthal seems doubtful to crack the Opening Day rotation given the Cardinals' bevy of options, but the thought is he could fall back into a multi-inning relief gig and possibly thrive. "In terms of role we’re going to see how things go, but we’re open to anything," said Cardinals GM John Mozeliak. "It was something that he has had a desire to do. As we were looking at all the different moving pieces it doesn’t hurt to have an extra arm, and in the past we’ve felt like an extra arm would help. As you start to think about bullpen structure and multiple innings it makes sense to have people prepared to do more than just a one-inning stint."
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 10:43:00 AM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak hinted Wednesday that Trevor Rosenthal may be looked at as a starter leading into the 2017 season.

"I imagine that’s something we’re going to talk about," said Mozeliak. Rosenthal has expressed a desire to start in the past, and he was pushed out of the closer role this year by Seung Hwan Oh. It's probably something worth exploring. Rosenthal worked three scoreless innings in his final appearance of 2016 -- only the second time he had gone three-plus innings in a major league game. Call that a preview.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 09:08:00 AM

Trevor Rosenthal struck out two in a perfect inning of relief Friday against the Giants.

It'd be big for the Cardinals bullpen if Rosenthal proved ready to get key outs right from the get go here. He was making his return tonight after six weeks in the disabled list with a flexor tendon strain and shoulder inflammation.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 02:04:00 AM

Cardinals activated RHP Trevor Rosenthal from the 15-day disabled list.

Rosenthal had hinted that he wouldn't be returning until some point over the weekend, but the Cardinals wanted him active on Thursday just in case. He'll work in a setup capacity in front of closer Seung Hwan Oh.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 10:02:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal (forearm, shoulder) threw a successful simulated inning Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

Rosenthal needed just nine pitches to work through three batters. The next time he pitches could be a major league game, and he has the ability to give the Cardinals a nice boost if he can get back to something similar to his 2015 self. The former top-tier closer was placed on the disabled list July 25 with shoulder inflammation, a flexor tendon strain, a 2.04 WHIP, and a 5.03 ERA. Seung Hwan Oh is entrenched as the Cardinals' new ninth-inning man.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 06:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
3Carson Kelly
4Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jhonny Peralta
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6John Gant
7Mike Mayers
8Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Miguel Socolovich
9Sam Tuivailala
10Zach Duke
11Jordan Schafer