Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 weeks ago

Rosenthal will be stretched out for spring training and offered a chance to show what he can do alongside the starters, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal's agent, Scott Boras, said his client is excited about this opportunity. The Cardinals don't need another starter, and, reading between the lines, it seems like Rosenthal will be deployed as a multi-inning reliever to start the year unless he shatters expectations as a starter in spring training. In fact, St. Louis seems to be setting things up so that Rosenthal and Michael Wacha are both in position to audition to be the Cardinals' version of Andrew Miller. Rosenthal's fantasy value is very fluid at the moment, but he should be considered a long shot to make more than a handful of starts in 2017.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
2 months ago

General manager John Mozeliak said the Cardinals may give Rosenthal a look as a starting pitcher in 2017, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

It might be full circle for Rosenthal, who came up through St. Louis' system as a starting pitcher but eventually became a standout reliever and, in 2014 and 2015, a lockdown closer. The fact he's started before could help in such a transition, but the obvious concern is how his velocity and pitch selection will play out. There is a smidge of an opportunity for Rosenthal to gain a rotation spot outright: The club holds an option on injury-prone Jaime Garcia, and Lance Lynn may need more time in his delayed recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal (shoulder) was activated from the DL on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Shoulder issues put Rosenthal on the shelf toward the end of July, but he has been cleared to return following a pair of successful live bullpen sessions. Rosenthal struggled in the two months prior to his placement on the DL, with the Cardinals removing him from the closer role in late June. While Rosenthal may see some high-leverage work right away now that he's back, chances are Seung Hwan Oh (groin) will reclaim closer duties once healthy.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal (shoulder) will be activated prior to Thursday's game against San Francisco, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Seung Hwan Oh (groin) ailing, Rosenthal's impending return is a boon to the back end of the Cardinals' bullpen. Rosenthal has been on the shelf since late July due to a shoulder issue, but he hadn't been the dominant force in the ninth inning even when healthy. Prior to landing on the DL, Rosenthal notched a 5.13 ERA with a 2.04 WHIP. His strikeout numbers were solid (48 in 33.1 IP) but his walks rose to 27, which is more than he had in 68.2 innings a year ago. Regardless, his presence will be a help in the bullpen for the Cardinals as they push for a wild card spot.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal (shoulder) threw live batting practice again Tuesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With another successful live session under his belt, Rosenthal appears on track to return before the end of the week, if not before the end of the homestand. He impressed teammate Brayan Pena, who said "that was elite stuff I saw from him [Tuesday]." Still, it remains difficult to imagine Rosenthal would return the closer role right away even with Seung Hwan Oh currently down with a groin injury.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal (shoulder) could return to the Cardinals bullpen as early as next week, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seems that Rosenthal's rehab has been going very well, considering the Cardinals brass is confident enough in the fireballer's health to expect him back this soon without the ability to appear in a minor league rehab game. If the right-hander does in fact return next week, there's a good chance that he'll take on either the seventh or eighth inning role, although that should become clearer once more details of his return timetable come forth.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session next week in Pittsburgh, FOX Sports Midwest's Jim Hayes reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals want to gauge Rosenthal's progress next week to get a sense of when he could return to game action. He has been out since July 24 and has not gone on a rehab assignment, so at this point all he will be able to do to get ready is throw bullpen sessions and possibly some live batting practice sessions. If Rosenthal is able to return this year, it would likely be in a seventh or eighth inning role.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
4 months ago

Rosenthal (shoulder) will resume throwing next week, Frank Cusumano of KSDK Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal has made good progress in his recovery from a sore shoulder and is just a few days away from resuming throwing. He still has several steps to go in the process, but the Cardinals are hopeful that he will be able to rejoin the big club before the end of the month.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
4 months ago

The Cardinals are hoping that Rosenthal (shoulder) will be back before the end of August, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A visit to an orthopedic specialist Tuesday yielded favorable results, as Rosenthal was cleared of any structural damage. However, he was treated with a PRP injection and will remain shut down for up to a week as the treatment takes effect, before ultimately resuming a throwing program. Seung Hwan Oh has been excellent since taking over in the ninth inning for the Cardinals and Rosenthal will be hard pressed to earn the closer job back.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
4 months ago

Rosenthal had his follow-up exam on Tuesday and no structural damage was found, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal will rest for 5-7 days before he throws next. Rosenthal, who is eligible to return on August 9, will probably need more time to fully recover his shoulder. Rosenthal was removed from his closer's role in late June due to poor performance.