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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 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

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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

Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a low-intensity bullpen session on Tuesday.

If that goes well, he'll throw with more intensity on Thursday or Friday. Rosenthal, who landed on the 10-day disabled list at the end of spring training because of a right lat strain, is currently on target to join the Cardinals' bullpen in a setup capacity sometime next week.
Apr 4 - 4:38 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list with a right lat strain.

This is not a new injury for Rosenthal, but he hadn't been bothered by it for the last few weeks. Apparently there has been a setback. Sam Tuivailala has been recalled from the Triple-A roster and will open the 2017 season in the Cardinals' bullpen.
Mar 30 - 2:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6John Gant
7Alex 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