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Trevor Rosenthal | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cowley County (KS) JC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 21 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Trevor Rosenthal's agent Scott Boras confirmed Wednesday that his client has not signed with the Marlins.
There was a report that Rosenthal had reached a minor league agreement with Miami, but the former Cardinals closer quickly refuted it on Twitter. Boras says Rosenthal will spend the entire year rehabbing from Tommy John surgery with the intention of signing a major league contract with a team next winter. Apr 4 - 11:18 AM

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Trevor Rosenthal said he's not aware of any agreement with the Marlins.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Wednesday morning that Rosenthal had agreed to a minor league contract with Miami, but you'd think the player would be the first to know about such a thing. Rosenthal had stated this winter that he might sit out the 2018 season so that he can become a free agent next offseason and seek a lucrative major league deal with good health back on his side. He underwent Tommy John elbow surgery last August and is likely to remain in rehab mode throughout the 2018 campaign.
Apr 4 - 10:41 AM

Marlins signed RHP Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract.

Rosenthal underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last August. Relievers can sometimes return in a shorter timeframe than starters, but we wouldn't count on the 27-year-old former Cardinals closer being a significant contributor in 2018. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Rosenthal will earn $88,900 in the minors and the MLB minimum of $545,000 (prorated) if he does make it back to the majors this year.
Apr 4 - 9:30 AM

Cardinals released RHP Trevor Rosenthal.

Rosenthal will miss most, if not all, of 2018 while recovering from Tommy John surgery so the Cards obviously didn't want to give him a raise in his final year of arbitration eligibility. Some team might attempt to sign the former closer to a two-year deal or a one-year deal with an option, paying for his rehab in 2018 in hopes that they'll get him at full strength for 2019.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 05:23:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Cardinals could have interest in signing Trevor Rosenthal to "a two-year deal, or some other agreement."

Rosenthal is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter, but he's slated to miss most, if not all, of 2018 after having Tommy John surgery in August. However, a two-year deal might make some sense for both sides. Rosenthal will be non-tendered if something isn't worked out prior to the December deadline.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 11:35:00 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 05:35:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 03:21:00 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'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.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 09:03:00 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.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 05:55:00 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.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 04:55:00 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.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 08:56:00 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.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 11:13:00 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.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 01:38:00 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.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 11:57:00 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.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 02:00:00 AM

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