Rosenthal separated himself as one of the team's best relievers in camp, according to general manager Dayton Moore, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
He and Greg Holland represented a couple former closers on minor-league deals with camp invites, but only Rosenthal has earned a spot on the 40-man roster already, while Holland has not yet been added. Rosenthal gave up just three hits while issuing zero walks and striking out nine in five innings this spring. It's a very small sample, but those eye-popping numbers and Moore's glowing praise of the veteran reliever make him one to watch if Ian Kennedy falters at all in the ninth inning.
Rosenthal's contract was selected by the Royals on Wednesday.
Rosenthal endured a disastrous 2019, his first season back from Tommy John surgery. In 15.1 innings for the Nationals and Tigers, he posted a 13.50 ERA, a 2.41 WHIP and a 30.6 percent walk rate. He's evidently done enough to convince the Royals things have changed, however. The 29-year-old has 121 career saves and could theoretically enter the ninth-inning picture this season if he is indeed back to his previous level of performance. Eric Skoglund was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Rosenthal (calf) is expected to pitch during Friday's Cactus League game against the Giants, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Rosenthal was expected to pitch during Tuesday's spring game but was scratched due to a calf issue. The quick return to game action indicates the injury was never a serious concern.
Rosenthal didn't pitch Tuesday due to a calf injury, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Rosenthal apparently wanted to pitch anyway, but it was an unnecessary risk so early in spring training. The veteran right-hander figures to take it easy for a day or two before retaking the mound.
Rosenthal signed a minor-league deal with the Royals on Saturday.
Rosenthal had a disaster of a season in his first year back from Tommy John surgery last year, posting a 13.50 ERA and a 30.6 percent walk rate over 15.1 innings with the Nationals and Tigers. Still just 29 years old and with a career 3.46 ERA over parts of seven seasons in the majors, there's certainly a chance he turns things around this year, but he'll need a significant improvement to be worthy of even a low-leverage role. Rosenthal will receive an invitation to big-league camp as part of the deal and will earn a base salary of $2 million if he's able to make the team.
Rosenthal agreed Tuesday with the Yankees on a minor-league contract, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
The right-hander will move on to his third different organization of the season after failing to find success in stints with the Nationals and Tigers. The Yankees likely aren't counting on Rosenthal to fill a vital role in the big-league bullpen down the stretch, but the 29-year-old makes for an interesting flier if he can regain the command he showed prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2017.
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.
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).
|8/8/2019 vs Kansas City|
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||R-Johnson City Cardina||32.0||10||6||0||3||0||1||30||7||23||2.25||0.938|
|2011||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||120.0||22||22||1||7||7||0||133||39||111||4.12||1.250|
|2019||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||5.1||6||0||0||0||0||0||9||6||8||10.59||2.745|