Trevor Rosenthal makes it back to big leagues with Tigers

Chris Lingebach
July 15, 2019 - 4:32 pm
Trevor Rosenthal makes it back to big leagues with Tigers

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It took Trevor Rosenthal all of three weeks to get back to the big leagues after being released by the Nationals.

Released on June 23, the 29-year-old reliever signed a minor-league deal with the Detroit Tigers just six days later and was assigned to their Triple-A affiliate.

Rosenthal's first appearance for Triple-A Toledo went much like his Nationals debut. He allowed three earned runs on four hits and only recorded one out, resulting in a sky high 81.00 ERA out of the gate. He's since straightened himself out, pitching to a modest 5.40 ERA with three earned runs, five walks and nine strikeouts in his last five appearances (5 IP). He allowed an opponent batting average of just .211 in that stretch.

The Tigers announced on Monday they had selected Rosenthal's contract.

Now, the Tigers (29-59) are in no danger of competing this year, mind you, and therefore can afford to take on a risk. But it's at least another positive note in the once-dominant closer's rocky road to redemption.

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