Giants Bring In Former Major League Closer

He held a showcase for major league teams back in June, to show he's recovered from two years of shoulder and hip problems. Now, former All-Star closer Trevor Rosenthal has a new home.

Per San Francisco Giants reporter Alex Pavlovic,  the team has signed the 32-year-old to a one-year, $4.5M deal.

Unfortunately, at the tail end of that June showcase held for 14 teams, he suffered a hamstring cramp, which he's been rehabbing from ever since. He'll start on the Giants' 15-day injured list. 

An All-Star in 2015 with 48 saves for the St. Louis Cardinals, Rosenthal has recorded double-digit saves in four of his last five seasons played. But he last pitched in the majors in 2020 due to the hip and shoulder injuries. He also underwent Tommy John surgery in 2017 and missed the entire 2018 season. 

The Giants will likely ease him in in lower-leverage situations to start, when he's able to return from the IL.

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