Former All-Star Closer Hitting 98 MPH, Could Join Brewers Soon

After a workout for teams in the summer, it was apparent there was still something left in the former All-Star arm of 32-year-old Trevor Rosenthal. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2020, but, now with the Milwaukee Brewers, the flame-throwing reliever says he'll be back on the mound this week.

Rosenthal was picked up by the Brewers from the San Francisco Giants in an under-the-radar trade deadline deal, and he says he's now hitting 98 mph again. He'll start a rehab assignment on Tuesday, and hopefully be able to provide some help for the Brewers Josh Hader-less bullpen.

Immediately after dealing baseball's top closer of the past few years, the Milwaukee 'pen coughed up a couple of late leads, so if Rosenthal can come close to reclaiming his old form, it'll be a huge boon to the Brew Crew bullpen.

Rosenthal registered back-to-back 45+ save seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014-15, but Tommy John surgery in 2017 derailed his career after that. Further shoulder and hip injuries in the past couple of years have further delayed his comeback. 

The Brewers are hoping he'll overcome the odds. 

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