Trevor Rosenthal was supposed to be the answer for the Oakland A’s in 2021. He was signed to be their closer, with the A’s inking him to a heavily deferred contract worth $11 million. In theory, he was the perfect replacement for Liam Hendriks – a proven closer who could solidify the ninth inning and give the A’s exactly what they needed to get to the postseason.
Trevor Rosenthal is "drawing a lot of interest," per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. After serving as one of the best relievers in baseball for many years, Trevor Rosenthal suffered a major setback when he required Tommy John surgery in 2017. That wiped out the remainder of that season and also prevented him from pitching at all in 2018. When he finally made it back to the hill in 2019, he didn’t seem to resemble his former self, registering a 13.50 ERA in 15 1/3 innings that year, a showing that included an ugly 30.6% walk rate.
Rosenthal will soon be re-examined by the doctor that performed his surgery for a torn hip labrum earlier this year, the Associated Press reports. The veteran closer was never able to throw a pitch for the Athletics after signing a one-year deal during the offseason. Rosenthal turned 31 in late May and will be coming off a major procedure going into next season, so it remains to be seen whether the Oakland or any other organization will be inclined to make anything more than a modest financial commitment.
The 2021 season has been a disaster for the Oakland A’s when it comes to Trevor Rosenthal. He was supposed to be their answer in the ninth inning, a solid replacement for Liam Hendriks who could handle the job for the year. Instead, he never threw a regular season pitch for the A’s, undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and on his hip.
The A’s spent $11 million on Trevor Rosenthal with hope that the highly-regarded free agent would replace Liam Hendriks’ production as closer and anchor Oakland’s bullpen. But Rosenthal will not throw a single pitch with the A’s this season after undergoing back-to-back surgeries for his Thoracic Outlet syndrome in April and then a season-ending procedure for a torn labrum on Tuesday.
HOUSTON -- Oakland Athletics closer Trevor Rosenthal will have season-ending surgery for a torn hip labrum. Manager Bob Melvin made the announcement Wednesday before the Athletics played the second of three games against the Houston Astros. Melvin said Rosenthal will have the surgery in Colorado on Tuesday. Rosenthal signed a...
Athletics reliever Trevor Rosenthal tore a labrum in his hip and will require surgery, manager Bob Melvin told reporters (including Shayna Rubin of the San Jose Mercury News). He won’t pitch at all in 2021. It will go down as a completely lost season for Rosenthal, who began the year...
Oakland Athletics right-hander Trevor Rosenthal will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip next Tuesday.
San Francisco Chronicle
HOUSTON - Closer Trevor Rosenthal, the A’s highest-profile free-agent signing of last offseason, will undergo hip surgery and will not pitch this season, manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday. Rosenthal, who opened the season on the injured list with a shoulder issue, had thoracic-outlet surgery in April to address severe neurovascular...
Not two hours passed since our last injury update post, and already the Oakland A’s got some fresh bad news. Relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal will miss the rest of the season due to a torn hip labrum, for which he’ll have surgery on Tuesday, reports Shayna Rubin of the Mercury News.
Rosenthal (shoulder) will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his hip and miss the rest of the 2021 season, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports. The veteran right-hander has been on the recovery track since undergoing thoracic outlet surgery in early April, but he won't return during the second half of the season due to the hip procedure. Rosenthal inked a one-year, $11 million deal with the A's during the offseason but won't end up taking the mound for the team in 2021.