Rosenthal to have Tommy John surgery

Lynette Rowe
August 24, 2017

Cardinals general manager Mike Girsch is expected to provide greater detail later today at Busch Stadium. Seung Hwan Oh should now be first in line for saves in St. Louis for the remainder of the season.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Wednesday that closer Trevor Rosenthal was being moved from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL and that the right elbow injury would require Tommy John surgery.

Oliver Macklin of MLB.com noted Rosenthal was initially placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday and described his setback as "tightness in his pitching arm" at the time.

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Reliever Ryan Sherriff will take his spot on the 40-man roster and will be in a big league uniform tonight, as the Cardinals optioned Josh Lucas back to Memphis. He has 11 saves and 3.40 ERA on the season.

Sherriff, who was is 5-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 53 2/3 innings for Memphis, gives the Cardinals three lefties in their bullpen.

Lucas was purchased on Aug.19 and made his Major League debut that night at Pittsburgh. He made two appearances for the Cardinals, striking out five batters over a combined four innings.

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