The Cardinals placed Rosenthal on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with right shoulder inflammation, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports. 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.
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. 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.
Rosenthal (hamstring) won't have to spend time on the DL, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Rosenthal's MRI revealed that there was no tear in his hamstring and that he'd only experienced discomfort. Team management reported that Rosenthal shouldn't miss any further playing time and that there are no concerns about the overall health of his hamstring. However, while Rosenthal is healthy, he's been seeing fewer save opportunities, as the Cardinals have opted to use Seung Hwan Oh as their closer in recent outings.
Rosenthal (hamstring) left the team to get an MRI on Saturday, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports. Rosenthal, who left Friday's game against the Brewers with hamstring spasms, will get an MRI to diagnose the problem. He'll likely miss two to three games as the MRI is conducted and he nurses the injury. The 26-year-old reliever has given up earned runs in six of his last 14 appearances, compiling a 9.90 ERA and 2.80 WHIP during that time.
Rosenthal left Friday's game with hamstring spasms, ESPN's Mark Saxon reports. He is not scheduled for an MRI, but the trainers won't know the severity of the spasms until Saturday. Rosenthal has allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings since being removed from the closer's role in late June.