Brewers are trading closer for former Cardinals All-Star

After selling Josh Hader closer to the San Diego Padres, the Milwaukee Brewers brought in an experienced successor in Trevor Rosenthal.

The Milwaukee Brewers have made the surprising decision Trade closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres. It was a move that had the fan base and even the players scratching their heads. Well, the team has filled the void with a veteran the Brewers know all too well.

The Brewers are acquiring Trevor Rosenthal from the San Francisco Giants, according to the New York Post’s Jon Heyman. Rosenthal was the former closer for the St. Louis Cardinals while on the team from 2012 to 2017.

Brewers add Trevor Rosenthal to fill the void in the bullpen

Despite having a big name, Rosenthal hasn’t played in a single game in the past two seasons. Last year, Rosenthal missed the entire campaign for the Oakland Athletics after undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and a torn hip labrum. Rosenthal hasn’t played at all this season, having signed a contract with the Giants on July 21.

In his last full season, Rosenthal recorded a 1.90 ERA, an .845 WHIP, 38 strikeouts and eight walks in 23.2 working innings (23 games) split between the San Diego Padres and the Kansas City Royals.

Rosenthal has recorded 132 saves in his career, 14 of them against the Brewers.

Milwaukee fans know Rosenthal from his time with the Cardinals. Now he is a brewer. Brewers are trading closer for former Cardinals All-Star

John Verrall

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