Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
2 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
2 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
2 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.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
2 months ago

The Cardinals placed Rosenthal on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with right shoulder inflammation, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's not clear when Rosenthal first started experiencing soreness, but he will now be sidelined at least a couple weeks while recovering from his setback. He has pitched mainly in middle relief of late, so his absence should not have much of an effect on the Cardinals' current late-inning bullpen roles.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal (hamstring) pitched one-third of an inning in Friday's loss to the Marlins and allowed an earned run while giving up one hit and posting a 1:1 K:BB.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal recovered from his hamstring injury during the All-Star break and was able to get back on the mound Friday, but he allowed an earned run for the third time in five outings, and saw his WHIP rise to 2.04. He has not been given a ninth-inning save opportunity since June 24, and with the way he is pitching lately, it seems unlikely he will see one anytime soon.