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.
Rosenthal signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers and will be assigned to Triple-A Toledo.
This had been in the works for several days and is now official. Rosenthal was cut loose by the Nationals after posting a disastrous 22.74 ERA and 3.63 WHIP in 12 appearances. The 29-year-old can still pump gas, averaging 98 mph on his fastball, but the command has yet to return following 2017 Tommy John surgery.
Rosenthal is expected to a sign a minor-league deal with the Tigers, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Rosenthal was released by the Nationals on Sunday but won't have to let wait long to find a new club. In 6.1 innings with the Nationals, he struggled mightily with control, walking 15 batters and surrendering 16 earned runs.
Rosenthal was released by the Nationals on Sunday.
Rosenthal didn't record an out and issued three walks on 15 pitches in Saturday's bullpen meltdown against the Braves, which proved to be the final straw for the Nationals. The 29-year-old exhibited similar control issues all season and finishes his tenure in Washington with 16 runs allowed and a 5:15 K:BB over 6.1 innings.
Rosenthal (illness) was activated off the 10-day injured list Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Rosenthal's rehab assignment was set to come to an end Sunday, and the Nationals are opting to give him another chance in the majors. The 29-year-old had major control issues before landing on the IL with the illness and still had a 11:7 K:BB over 9.1 innings across his 10 rehab outings with Double-A Harrisburg. Rosenthal seems likely to be used in low-leverage spots early on for Washington.
Rosenthal's (illness) rehab assignment ends Sunday, at which point the Nationals will have to decide whether to activate him or designate him for assignment, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Rosenthal has seemingly long since recovered from the illness which sent him to the injured list back in late April, but the Nationals have made liberal use of the allowed 30 days for his rehab assignment. The reliever owns an unimpressive 8:7 K:BB in 7.1 rehab innings after posting a 3:9 K:BB and 36.00 ERA in three frames at the big-league level, so there's a chance the team simply lets him walk.
Rosenthal (illness) will continue his rehab stint Tuesday with Double-A Harrisburg, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.
Rosenthal was back in the big-league clubhouse Monday but will travel to Harrisburg Tuesday, rather than to Atlanta with the big-league club. Manager Davey Martinez stated he hopes to see Rosenthal pitch on back-to-back days, apparently the next step in his return to the Nationals.
Rosenthal (illness) will continue his rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Despite making four rehab appearances for Double-A Harrisburg and throwing a bullpen session this weekend, Rosenthal's rehab assignment will continue into at least the early portion of this week. Manager Dave Martinez suggested Rosenthal is close to rejoining the team and simply needs more reps.
Rosenthal (infection) will throw a bullpen session Sunday and could be close to returning from the injured list, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
Rosenthal was a little sore after pitching both Thursday and Friday, but it didn't appear as though he was overly concerned. It's unknown when the Nationals plan to activate him from the injured list, but it could happen as soon as Monday.
Rosenthal (infection) will make a pair of minor-league rehab appearances Thursday and Friday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.
Rosenthal has already made a pair of rehab appearances for Double-A Harrisburg, walking two and striking out two in two scoreless frames, but he's set to pitch on back-to-back days for the first time since landing on the injured list near the end of April. The veteran reliever is certainly trending in the right direction, though he doesn't know when he'll be ready to return. The Nationals figure to give him all the time he needs to get right after his early-season struggles (12 runs on seven hits and nine walks in three innings before landing on the shelf).
Rosenthal (infection) joined Double-A Harrisburg on a rehab assignment Saturday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.
Rosenthal allowed 12 runs in three innings of work prior to landing on the injured list. It's not clear when he's expected to return to the big leagues.
Rosenthal (infection) will report to extended spring training, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
Rosenthal has been on the injured list since Friday due to a viral infection that resulted in him losing 10 pounds and experiencing some muscle fatigue. The veteran reliever is hoping to get his confidence up while pitching in extended spring training games, and stated that he won't return to the big club until he feels right.
Rosenthal was placed on the 10-day injured list with a viral infection Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Rosenthal has apparently been battling the issue over the last five days and actually lost 10 pounds, resulting in him experiencing some muscle fatigue, according to Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. The 28-year-old seems to mostly be over the infection, but still needs to rebuild his strength as his body recovers.
Manager Dave Martinez said Thursday that he believes Rosenthal will eventually resurface in a high-leverage relief role for Washington, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Tabbed as the top setup man for closer Sean Doolittle coming out of spring training, Rosenthal plummeted down the bullpen depth chart after infamously failing to retire the first 10 batters he faced this season. While he's at least been able to work a full inning in his last two appearances, he's given up a run on both occasions and has continued to show shaky control. While Martinez noted that he felt Rosenthal's mechanics were improved in those two appearances, the right-hander will probably need to turn in a few clean frames before the Nationals rely on him again in tightly contested games.
Rosenthal walked one batter and hit another with a 96 mph fastball without recording an out in Sunday's win over the Mets.
The right-hander remains the poster boy for the Washington bullpen's horrendous start to 2019. His velocity has been fine, but Rosenthal has faced nine batters across four appearances and failed to retire any of them (four hits, four walks and a HBP), with seven of those baserunners coming around to score. After missing all of last season due to Tommy John surgery, the 28-year-old got handed a $6 million major-league deal by the Nats -- a decision that increasingly looks like a huge misstep by GM Mike Rizzo, given both the soft free-agent market this offseason and Rosenthal's performance so far.
Rosenthal walked two batters and allowed two runs while failing to record an out in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
Rosenthal's first impression with the Nationals has been disastrous as he has yet to record an out in his three appearances. The 28-year-old has given up seven runs on four hits and three walks; every batter he's faced has come around to score. Rosenthal didn't see game action last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August of 2017, so some rust isn't surprising, but it's hard to imagine the Nationals trusting him in any high-leverage situations until he can prove himself in a lesser role.
Rosenthal allowed a hit and a walk over a scoreless inning of relief while striking out one in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
Pitching against his former club, the hard-throwing right-hander entered the game in the eighth inning with the Nats up 5-3, the role he's almost certain to fill to begin the regular season. Rosenthal hasn't been especially sharp this spring, posting a 5:4 K:BB through 5.2 innings, but walks have always been part of the package with the 28-year-old, who boasts a 31.2 percent strikeout rate and 10.3 walk rate for his career. More importantly, he's healthy after missing all of 2018 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and there have been no concerns about his velocity.
Rosenthal threw a scoreless inning with one strikeout Tuesday against the Cardinals, his first inning since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2017.
Facing his former team, Rosenthal looked like his former self, sitting down the side on a strikeout and a pair of groundouts. His fastball reached triple digits, a surprise to the pitcher himself, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. The appearance comes with the caveat that none of the batters he faced have reached the majors, but it's still encouraging to see him throwing so hard so soon into his return.
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