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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 (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. Aug 23 - 10:18 PM

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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.
Aug 11 - 7:47 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.
Aug 7 - 2:30 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.
Aug 2 - 5:55 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.
Jul 26 - 1:38 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.
Jul 18 - 9:53 PM

Trevor Rosenthal (hamstring) is available out of the Cardinals' bullpen Friday.

Rosenthal missed some time before the All-Star break with a muscle spasm in his left hamstring. He underwent a precautionary MRI, which ruled out any structural damage. The hard-throwing right-hander has a 5.40 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in 36 appearances this season. He is currently in a low-leverage role with the Cardinals.
Jul 15 - 5:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal (hamstring) will not need a stint on the disabled list after an MRI revealed no structural damage.

Rosenthal departed Friday's game due to what the Cardinals think was a spasm in his left hamstring. It's possible he could be available to pitch Sunday, although the club will almost surely hold him out until the start of the second half.
Jul 10 - 11:06 AM

The Cardinals announced Saturday that they are awaiting the MRI results on Trevor Rosenthal's injured hamstring.

Rosenthal underwent a precautionary MRI on Saturday after leaving Friday night's game due to a spasm. Now that he has been relieved of his closing duties, he doesn't hold much fantasy value, so hopefully there aren't many decisions that will hinge on the results of this exam.
Jul 9 - 3:37 PM

Trevor Rosenthal was forced to leave Friday's game due to a spasm in his hamstring.

He's considered day-to-day. Rosenthal had to be lifted from the contest in the middle of an at-bat after feeling discomfort in his leg. He wound up taking a loss in the contest after a walk that he issued came around to score the go-ahead run.
Jul 9 - 8:38 AM

Trevor Rosenthal was removed from Friday's game against the Brewers with an apparent injury.

No word yet on what exactly the right-hander did, but he was lifted mid at-bat in the ninth inning after issuing a walk. Look for an update from the Cardinals on his status after the game.
Jul 8 - 11:18 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has removed Trevor Rosenthal from the closer role.

It's jarring to see one of the best closers in baseball demoted to a setup role but Matheny is making the right move. Rosenthal has unraveled this month, pitching to a nightmarish 14.14 ERA over his last 10 outings. Friday's meltdown against Seattle was the nail in the coffin. Matheny says the Cardinals will go with a closer by committee with Seung Hwan Oh, Jonathan Broxton and Kevin Siegrist all getting save chances. All three are worth speculative adds. Rosenthal is too good to be banished from the ninth inning permanently, but it may take some time for him to win back Matheny's trust.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny declined to commit to Trevor Rosenthal as his closer after he gave up a walk-off three-run homer in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

Rosenthal didn't retire any of the three batters he faced Friday and gave up a walk-off homer to Adam Lind. It was his third rough appearance in his last five and he now owns a 5.63 ERA and 2.03 WHIP for the year. Matheny has stood behind his closer until now, but he's clearly at the end of his rope. "Yeah, I don't know," said Matheny when asked how the team moves forward with Rosenthal in the ninth inning. "I don't know the answer right now." Kevin Siegrist and Seung-Hwan Oh are both worth stashing in fantasy leagues.
Jun 25 - 9:41 AM

Trevor Rosenthal gave up a three-run homer without retiring a batter to take a blown save and a loss Friday against the Mariners.

It's still just Rosenthal's third blown save, but his job is very much in jeopardy again. After inheriting a 3-1 lead tonight, he gave up a double, a walk and a homer to open the ninth. It's the walks, not so much the hits, that have been his problem this season, but tonight's wasn't bad; Dae-Ho Lee just put together a strong at-bat against him. Still, the Cardinals seemed to be pretty much out of patience with him, and this could be the straw that broke their backs. If so, Kevin Siegrist could be the favorite for saves, with Seung-Hwan Oh continuing to work in the eighth.
Jun 25 - 1:19 AM

Trevor Rosenthal allowed a hit and a walk but struck out two and managed to close out the Cubs to earn his 14th save Tuesday.

It can never be easy with Rosenthal, and that was true Tuesday as well, as he put the tying run on second base with two outs and Matt Szczur at the plate. Szczur bounced out to short to end the threat, but it was another high-wire act from the 26-year-old closer, who has a 4.50 ERA and 1.92 WHIP on the year. Two successful saves in the past two nights should give him some added job security, but Cards manager Mike Matheny would surely like to see some more convincing outings in the near future.
Jun 22 - 12:04 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
3Jeremy Hazelbaker
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Luke Weaver
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Zach Duke
5Matt Bowman
6Tyler Lyons
7Alex Reyes
8Seth Maness
9Jonathan Broxton
10Jerome Williams
11Miguel Socolovich
12Jordan Walden
13Mitch Harris