6:46 pm: The Brewers will receive all $4.5 million in debt owed to Rosenthal, according to John Shea of the Chronicles of San Francisco.
4:13 pm: The Brewers got the right arm Trevor Rosenthal from The Giants, Jon Heyman of The New York Post reports (Twitter link). It makes for a very short stint for Rosenthal in San Francisco, as the Giants only signed veterans one year deal, $4.5 million back on July 21st.
It remains to be seen when Rosenthal will actually be able to take on a restrained role for Milwaukee, as he hasn’t featured since the end of the 2020 season due to groin strain, surgery for thoracic hernia and then. is a hamstring strain that has only surfaced in the past few weeks. Rosenthal is not expected to be field-ready for at least a few more weeks, so early September could be the best case scenario for his Brewers debut.
When healthy, Rosenthal will be another arm in the Brewers stable that has been reshaped rather unexpectedly over the past two days. Taylor Rogers and Matt Bush has been added, while the All-Star is closer Josh Hader was settled for San Diego in the blockbuster deal that brought Rogers in. Devin Williams Now the project when Milwaukee is closer, with Rogers, Bush and the incumbent setters Trevor Gott, Brad Boxberger, Hoby Milnerand Brent Suter provides additional support during high leverage turns.
What Rosenthal will look like when he can play is another question, given the extended layoff. After missing all of 2018 due to Tommy John surgery, Rosenthal had a 13.50 ERA in 15 1/3 innings in 2019, but later recovered with a 1.90 ERA in 23 2/3 frames with the Royals and Padres last season. The glare of his old All-Star form was enough to lure Person A to sign Rosenthal to a one-year, $11 million contract ahead of the 2021 campaign but unfortunately completely backfired in Oakland , because Rosenthal had never thrown so much money at the organization .
The Giants’ return to the deal is still unknown, although the transaction reflects the team’s abrupt change of direction in just the past few days. The toppling of Rosenthal probably wasn’t on the Giants’ minds on July 21, but that was also the day the team began a seven-game losing streak. With San Francisco now below the .500 mark, the focus has now shifted to sales, starring Rosenthal Have a reputation, Curt Casali, Matthew Boyd out of town, though there are still plenty of Giants’ bigger-name deals.