Just a handful of days ago, in late July, the San Francisco Giants signed Trevor Rosenthal to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2020, and at the time of his signing, manager Gabe Kapler said he was multiple weeks away while recovering from a hamstring strain.
Rosenthal’s list of injuries has been substantial of late. Despite signing a contract with the Oakland Athletics before the 2021 season, he underwent Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery, and then went under the knife again to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. When healthy, Rosenthal has been a very good closer with high-velocity stuff.
Back in 2020 the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres saw Rosenthal pitch to the tune of a 1.90 ERA across 23 2/3 innings. His 14.5 K/9 was a career best, and there’s never been a question as to whether he can punch big leaguers out.
Joining the Brewers, Rosenthal will continue working back from his hamstring injury and should be a back-end bullpen option to go along with the newly acquired talent. He brings a veteran presence along with Postseason experience for a club looking to hold serve atop the NL Central division.
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