Rosenthal (shoulder) is participating in a strength program, but he has yet to resume throwing, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Rosenthal was described as "rapidly progressing" through the strength program by manager Bob Melvin. The next step for Rosenthal will be to play catch and the team has given a loose timetable of a potential mid-August return.
Rosenthal (shoulder) underwent thoracic outlet surgery Thursday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Rosenthal was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday, and he'll be sidelined for several months after he elected to have surgery. The right-hander will have a checkup in approximately eight weeks, but he's expected to miss at least 12 weeks, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The Athletics haven't yet named a closer to take Rosenthal's place, but Sergio Romo and Jake Diekman could be the favorites to see save chances over the first half of the season.
The Athletics transferred Rosenthal (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
A decision has yet to be made whether Rosenthal will require thoracic outlet syndrome surgery to address his inflamed right shoulder, but his move to the 60-day IL confirms the Athletics anticipate that he'll require extended rehab time regardless. Rosenthal's long-term absence and uncertain return date make him a drop candidate in shallow leagues or in deeper mixed leagues with limited IL spots -- a disappointing development for fantasy managers who drafted him as a No. 1 or 2 closer. Oakland has yet to settle on a primary option for the ninth inning, but Sergio Romo and Jake Diekman look to be the best bets for saves at the moment.
Rosenthal (shoulder) is considering whether to have surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Rosenthal visited with a surgeon specializing in thoracic outlet syndrome Tuesday, and manager Bob Melvin confirmed Wednesday that surgery is an option for the right-hander. Rosenthal is expected to make a decision in the coming days, but the surgery usually has a recovery timeline of at least 12 weeks. Sergio Romo and Jake Diekman should continue to be in the mix for save chances while Rosenthal is sidelined.
Rosenthal (shoulder) visited vascular surgeon Dr. Gregory Pearl -- a specialist in treating thoracic outlet syndrome -- in Dallas on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The 33-year-old landed on the 10-day injured list on Opening Day with right shoulder inflammation, but it appears he could be dealing with a much more serious injury. It remains unclear whether the right-hander is expected to require a procedure, and the A's are expected to provide more information Wednesday. Rosenthal will face a lengthy absence if he's dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome and needs surgery.
The A's will release more information regarding Rosenthal's shoulder injury Wednesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Rosenthal saw a doctor in Dallas on Tuesday so that he could be evaluated after his initial treatment to see what the next step should be. For now, it seems like a bit of a committee at the back of the bullpen, with Sergio Romo and Jake Diekman the most likely closing options while Rosenthal is out.
Rosenthal (shoulder) was slated to be evaluated by a doctor Monday, the Associated Press reports.
The Athletics' projected closer remains in a holding pattern with respect to his regular-season debut as he continues to deal with shoulder inflammation. Manager Bob Melvin stated he expected to have more insight into Rosenthal's current progress shortly after the exam, so further word could be divulged at some point Tuesday.
Rosenthal (shoulder) has not had an MRI yet, and the team hopes that medication he has taken will resolve the injury, Alex Coffey of The Athletic reports.
Rosenthal was originally placed on the injured list after struggling to throw on back-to-back days. His injury worsened after his last throwing session, at which point the team decided to sit him down. It takes six days for the medication Rosenthal received to become effective, so we should get some more clarity about his timeline next week.
Rosenthal is dealing with shoulder inflammation and will begin the season on the 10-day injured list, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Rosenthal missed time in March due to a groin strain, but an entirely different issue will send him to the injured list to open the year. It's certainly not the start the Athletics wanted from their prized offseason acquisition, who joined them on a one-year, $11 million deal in February. It's not yet clear how much time he's expected to miss. Jake Diekman, J.B. Wendelken and Lou Trivino could be among the top options for saves until he returns.
Rosenthal (groin) tossed an inning in relief in his Cactus League debut Wednesday against the Royals, giving up a run on two hits and a walk while striking out one.
The results weren't particularly strong for Rosenthal in his first game of the spring, but the Athletics were likely just happy to see their projected closer back on the mound after he had been slowed by a minor groin strain shortly after reporting to camp. According to Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle, Rosenthal pumped in 10 of his 20 pitches for strikes during the outing, tossing eight fastballs that sat in the 95-to-97 mile-per-hour range. He'll ideally iron things out in his final handful of appearances of the spring, but Rosenthal still shapes up as one of the top fantasy options among closers.
Rosenthal (groin) is expected to make a relief appearance in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Royals, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Rosenthal's strained groin has apparently checked out fine since he resumed throwing off a mound last week, clearing the way for him to make his spring debut. After signing a one-year, $11 million deal in February coming off a 2020 campaign in which he accrued a 1.90 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 38:8 K:BB in 23.2 innings, Rosenthal is expected to step in as the Athletics' new closer following the offseason departure of Liam Hendriks.
Rosenthal (groin) threw a successful bullpen session Sunday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Rosenthal has been brought along slowly recently due to a minor groin strain, but he's now thrown successful bullpens twice in the last four days. The right-hander will rest again for two days but should make his next appearance in a Cactus League game.
Rosenthal (groin) threw a bullpen session Thursday and will throw to hitters Sunday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Rosenthal has been dealing with a minor groin strain for the past few days, but he was only shut down from throwing very briefly. He appears to be back on track in his throwing program and should still have time to get up to speed by Opening Day, barring setbacks.
Rosenthal (groin) will resume throwing Tuesday and could be back on a mound by the end of the week, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Rosenthal had been shut down for two days, but his groin strain doesn't appear to be particularly worrisome. The fact that he's already throwing again bodes very well for his readiness for Opening Day, though the Athletics will likely remain cautious with him for now to avoid setbacks.
Rosenthal is dealing with a minor groin strain, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
It's never good to see a pitcher battling an injury during camp, but at least this particular one isn't an arm problem and appears to be minor. Rosenthal hasn't thrown in the last two days and remains without a timetable to get back on the mound, but this could just be a case of the team being extra cautious with a prized offseason acquisition with Opening Day still more than three weeks away. If Rosenthal does wind up needing a trip to the injured list, Jake Diekman and J.B. Wendelken could be next in line for saves, with Lou Trivino and Sergio Romo also potentially in the mix.
Rosenthal, whose one-year deal with the Athletics was officially announced Monday, was very impressive during his first bullpen session with the team Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The flame-throwing veteran drew rave reviews for the session, showing off his trademark velocity on multiple occasions and leading manager Bob Melvin to jokingly remark he "thought" he saw the ball "a couple of times" while mostly just hearing it smack the catcher's glove. The strong start for Rosenthal is naturally highly encouraging for a player the Athletics plan to rely on as their full-time closer after allowing Liam Hendriks to walk this offseason. Rosenthal should have no competition for saves going into the season if Melvin's unequivocal endorsements are any indication, with Oakland's skipper labeling him "a true closer" and adding "with Trevor here now, we know that the ninth inning looks like."
Rosenthal signed a one-year, $11 million contract with Oakland on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Rosenthal will wind up making the second-highest average annual value out of this class of free agent relievers, trailing only departed Athletics closer Liam Hendriks. Rosenthal should slide right into Hendriks' former role, assuming he proves he really is the same guy who recorded a 1.90 ERA last year and a 2.99 ERA over his first six seasons and not the guy who posted a 13.50 ERA in 2019. That terrible campaign can be explained away by the fact that it was his first year back from Tommy John surgery, so there's little reason to treat him as significantly more risky than most relievers. Not only did he strike out an incredible 41.8 percent of opposing batters last season, he also walked just 8.8 percent, well below his career walk rate of 11.3 percent.
Rosenthal and the Mets could be close to reaching a deal, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
The flamethrowing right-hander regained his late-inning swagger last season, saving 11 of 12 games between the Royals and Padres with a 1.90 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 38:8 K:BB over 23.2 innings, but so far this offseason Rosenthal hasn't been able to parlay that performance into a contract. The Mets wouldn't be an ideal landing spot for his fantasy value with Edwin Diaz locked into the closer role, but Diaz has faltered before, and with Seth Lugo (elbow) potentially set to miss the beginning of the season, the team could use another high-leverage arm.
Rosenthal gave up one run in a non-save situation Wednesday in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Cardinals.
The Padres used eight pitchers and Rosenthal and Chris Paddack were the only ones to give up runs, but as Paddack gave up six runs in 2.1 innings, the Cardinals still won 7-4. Rosenthal walked two and then gave up a single to Dexter Fowler that scored Paul DeJong. He should be available for Thursday's must-win Game 2.
Rosenthal struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Sunday, picking up a save in the win over San Francisco.
Rosenthal made quick work of the Giants, needing just 12 pitches to strike out the side and secure the win. The 30-year-old righty ends the regular season with a stellar 1.90 ERA and 11 saves in 12 opportunities.
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