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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Trevor Rosenthal (forearm, shoulder) faced live hitters on Saturday.

He threw at "game speed" and expects to be back in the Cardinals' bullpen sometime next week. Rosenthal has been out almost two months while dealing with shoulder inflammation and a strained flexor tendon. The right-hander was once a top-tier fantasy closer but was moved to a setup role after getting off to a dismal start this season. Rosenthal isn't a threat to Seung Hwan Oh in the ninth inning.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal (forearm) could be activated from the disabled list next week.

Rosenthal threw another bullpen session Thursday with no issues and might throw a live batting practice session on Saturday. It's unclear whether he could be activated after that, but it appears the reliever is close. Rosenthal admitted recently that he's dealt with a flexor tendon issue since early on in the season and it's certainly possible it caused his struggles. If healthy, he could be a weapon again out of the Cardinals' bullpen.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal (arm) hopes to throw a bullpen session next week.

He's been throwing on flat ground for a couple weeks without any apparent setbacks. Rosenthal has missed five weeks with a flexor strain in his right forearm and also a shoulder ailment. The Cardinals are hoping he can rejoin their bullpen sometime this month.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 06:06:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) resumed throwing Tuesday.

Rosenthal will work on flat ground for the next two weeks before being reevaluated. He has been on the disabled list since July 25 with a shoulder injury and a flexor strain in his right forearm. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Tuesday that he is "still having optimism" about a possible return this season for the former closer.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 10:18:00 PM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) is still at least two weeks away from beginning a throwing program.

Rosenthal is dealing with both a shoulder injury and what's being called a "pretty significant" flexor strain. None of that sounds promising. Rosenthal was pitching poorly even before his injury with a 5.13 ERA in 40 appearances. It's been a nightmare season for the former All-Star.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 07:47:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) revealed Sunday that he's dealing with a "pretty significant" right flexor strain.

Rosenthal thinks the forearm ailment probably led to his eventual shoulder issues and it sounds like the former is a bigger concern. The hope has been that he could resume throwing soon, but Rosenthal indicated that it's still a wait-and-see situation. Seung Hwan Oh is serving as the Cardinals' closer.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 02:30:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) is expected to resume throwing in about a week.

Rosenthal went for a followup exam of his sore right shoulder on Tuesday and the doctors found no structural damage. If all goes well, he could become an option for the Cardinals' bullpen again by mid-August. The now-former closer was sporting a brutal 5.13 ERA and 2.04 WHIP in 40 appearances this season with St. Louis.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 05:55:00 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Trevor Rosenthal on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 25, with right shoulder inflammation.

Specifically, he's dealing with a rotator cuff injury, which could help explain his struggles. Rosenthal walked three batters in his most recent appearance on Friday and hasn't shown any signs of turning things around since being removed from the closer role. He owns an ugly 5.13 ERA and 2.04 WHIP over 40 appearances this season. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but he was already demoted to a lower-leverage role. The Cardinals figure to look to the trade market for bullpen help before August 1.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 01:38:00 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that he'll no longer use Trevor Rosenthal in high-leverage situations.

Rosenthal lost his closer job last month and hasn't shown any signs of turning things around. He now owns a 5.64 ERA and 2.04 WHIP over 37 appearances this season. While the Cardinals will save him for lower-leverage situations, Jonathan Broxton is expected to take over his seventh-inning role. The Cardinals figure to look for bullpen help leading into the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 09:53:00 PM

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