Rosenthal cleared waivers Saturday and elected free agency. Rosenthal was designated for assignment Wednesday after surrendering five runs and issuing four walks in his last two appearances. The 29-year-old right-hander owns a 0-1 record with a 13.50 ERA, 2.41 WHIP and 17:26 K:BB in 15.1 innings. The veteran reliever hopes that a team will take another chance on him because of his playoff experience and long-term success in St. Louis.
Rosenthal was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Wednesday. This move comes after Rosenthal was tagged for five runs while posting a 1:4 K:BB across his past two appearances (spanning just one inning). The reliever now owns an unsightly 13.50 ERA, 2.41 WHIP and 17:26 K:BB across 15.1 innings this season. Detroit is expected to announce a corresponding roster move prior to Thursday's series opener against the Royals.
Rosenthal allowed an unearned run on two walks in an inning of work in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Indians. Rosenthal labored a bit, needing 21 pitches to get through the eighth inning, but he's now logged two appearances with his new team without allowing an earned run. That's of course a minuscule sample size, but considering Rosenthal posted a 22.74 ERA in 6.1 innings with the Nationals earlier in the season, small steps are welcome at this point. The righty is in his first season back after missing all of 2018 due to Tommy John surgery, and the 29-63 Tigers can afford to be patient with Rosenthal and see if he can regain his form from earlier in his career.
Rosenthal's contract was selected by the Tigers on Monday. Rosenthal is having a tough time in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. He was cut by the Nationals after posting a 22.74 ERA in 6.1 innings and now has a 7.36 ERA in 14.2 innings at the Triple-A level. The rebuilding Tigers have little reason not to take a flyer on him, but nothing in his statline suggests that fantasy owners should do the same.
Rosenthal allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while retiring just a single batter in his debut for Triple-A Toledo Monday. Rosenthal joined the Tigers on a minor-league contract Saturday, and his debut with his new organization was forgettable. The righty's fastball sat at 98 mph, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com, but Beck also noted that Rosenthal seemed to tire quickly, as he finished his outing by hitting a batter on an 0-2 pitch then issuing a walk. Rosenthal was a disaster in Washington this year with a 22.74 ERA across 6.1 innings, and he'll have to perform better than this in the minors if he wants to resurface at the MLB level this season.