OUTTrevor Rosenthal
RP STL
2 weeks ago

Rosenthal (elbow) was granted his unconditional release Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't all too surprising, seeing as Rosenthal is set to miss all of the 2018 season recovering from Tommy John surgery and the Cardinals didn't want to have to pay him. He'll likely spend the year getting healthy before looking to sign elsewhere.

OUTTrevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal will require Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow, Derrick Goold of the St. Loius Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is tough news for Rosenthal, as a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache confirmed he's dealing with a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow that will require surgery to repair. The good news is he's not dealing with a total UCL rupture, according to David Solomon of 550 KTRS, though his status for 2018 remains up in the air. Seung Hwan Oh should now be first in line for saves in St. Louis for the remainder of the season.

OUTTrevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Although it's unknown whether or not Rosenthal will need to undergo surgery to repair his elbow, moving him to the 60-day disabled list will bring his season to an end. Rosenthal made 50 appearances from the bullpen during the 2017 campaign, during which he fanned 76 batters and gave up a bleak three home runs over 47.2 innings. As a result, he owns an ERA and WHIP of 3.40 and 1.20, respectively.

OUTTrevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal (elbow), who recently sought a second opinion on his injury from orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache, expects to have additional clarity on the next step in his recovery Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dr. ElAttrache is in the midst of reviewing the images and notes from Rosenthal's exam with team physician George Paletta, with the goal of collaborating with him on charting Rosenthal's course moving forward. The hard-throwing closer was diagnosed with right posterior elbow irritation late last week, and as per Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, he could potentially have to undergo surgery.

OUTTrevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal will seek a second opinion on his right elbow, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's almost always a bad thing when a player seeks a second opinion -- they wouldn't need one if the first was favorable. Rosenthal pitched with diminished velocity Wednesday before being pulled from a save situation, and he was later diagnosed with elbow irritation. Seung Hwan Oh pitched the ninth inning Thursday in what would have been a save situation had the Cardinals not extended their lead in the top of the inning.

OUTTrevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal was placed on the 10-day DL with right elbow irritation prior to Thursday's series opener against the Pirates, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal wasn't able to duplicate his typical velocity during Wednesday's outing, averaging almost five mph less than his standard fastball -- which normally sits around 98.5 mph -- while only lasting eight pitches against the Red Sox. Although the severity of Rosenthal's injury has yet to be released, it seems likely that he will miss more than the 10-day minimum while recovering from his elbow issue. In his place, Seung Hwan Oh and Tyler Lyons are seemingly in line to receive ninth-inning opportunities moving forward. Luke Weaver was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.

OUTTrevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal is scheduled to have his renewed arm tightness examined by the team's medical staff, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal took the mound Wednesday following three days of rest, but was far from his typical self. He only threw eight pitches, but the six of those that were fastballs averaged 93.9 MPH -- a far cry from his season average of 98.5 MPH. The home run he served up to Xander Boegaerts on his second pitch traveled just 91.4 MPH. Manager Mike Matheny didn't hesitate to take him out of the game after Rosenthal walked the second batter he faced, even though Rosenthal had assured him prior to the game that his soreness had subsided. While the hard-throwing reliever undergoes additional testing, Seung Hwan Oh and Tyler Lyons would seemingly be next in line for save chances.

OUTTrevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal allowed two runs on one hit and a walk without recording an out during Wednesday's loss to Boston.

EDGE Analysis

While Rosenthal wasn't charged with a loss or a blown save, this was obviously a poor outing from the closer, and he's now allowed four runs through his past two appearances. Still, he had been on a nice roll with just a single earned run allowed through 16.1 innings over his previous 14 appearances, so this is likely just a mini slump. Rosenthal's 3.40 ERA and 1.20 WHIP aren't standout marks for a reliever, but he's closing games and sports an elite 14.3 K/9.

OUTTrevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal struck out two batters but gave up two unearned runs Saturday against Atlanta on his way to picking up his seventh consecutive save.

EDGE Analysis

It was another solid outing for the St. Louis closer, who would have got out of the game unscathed if it hadn't been for an error by Matt Carpenter. Rosenthal has 114 strikeouts during his saves streak, good enough for a blazing hot 16.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

OUTTrevor Rosenthal
RP STL
3 months ago

Rosenthal pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to record his 10th save of the season during Thursday's win over Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal has now converted six consecutive saves without allowing a run and striking out 14 batters through 7.2 innings. The impressive stretch has his K/9 up to 14.3 for the campaign, and the veteran's grasp on the closer job is tightening.