sunny.png
Sunday December 15th, 2019 3:43PM

Nationals release struggling reliever Trevor Rosenthal

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals finally ran out of patience waiting for Trevor Rosenthal to throw strikes following his return from Tommy John surgery.

Rosenthal was released by the Nationals on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the 29-year-old reliever walked all three batters he faced in a 13-9 loss to Atlanta.

After undergoing elbow ligament replacement surgery in 2017, Rosenthal sat out last season before signing as a free agent with Washington in November. The Nationals were hopeful he would pitch as he did in 2014 and 2015 with St. Louis, when he totaled 93 saves.

Instead, Rosenthal went 0-1 with an unsightly 22.74 ERA. He issued 15 walks and allowed 16 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings.

"He's got great stuff," Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. "He just couldn't find the strike zone."

Rosenthal retired the only batter he faced Friday night before bottoming out Saturday night.

"I was very hopeful he had turned a corner," Martinez said. "We're up four runs (on Saturday), we're down a couple guys, and to me, that was his spot. It just didn't work out."

The third-place Nationals are trying to make a run in the NL East, and couldn't afford to wait for Rosenthal to return to form.

"Trevor's an unbelievable person," Martinez said. "At this point in time, he put the work in, we put the work in trying to get him right, and it just didn't work out. It was time for us to move on."

Rosenthal's release coincided with the recall of right-hander Austin Voth from Double-A Harrisburg. Voth was slated to start Sunday against first-place Atlanta in the finale of a three-game set.

Washington also recalled righty Kyle McGowin from Triple-A Fresno and optioned right-hander Joe Ross to the same minor league club.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , AP Online - Georgia News, AP Sports - Major League Baseball
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
UK: Police visit incident dogs Johnson's leadership campaign
The leading contender to become Britain's next prime minister is under pressure to address a visit police officers made to his London home after a reported quarrel with his girlfriend
11:46AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Michael Jackson's popularity endures, even after new scandal
As the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death approaches, the singer's music and memorabilia have an enduring popularity in spite of new molestation allegations in documentary
11:43AM ( 34 minutes ago )
'Toy Story 4' opens below expectations with $118M weekend
Pixar's "Toy Story 4" brought the box office to life after a three-week sequels slump, but its $118 million debut came in below industry expectations
11:28AM ( 50 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Dani Alves leaving PSG after 2 seasons with the club
Veteran Brazil defender Dani Alves is leaving French champion Paris Saint-Germain after two seasons with the club
9:28AM ( 2 hours ago )
Regional divide opens up in sports betting legislation
An analysis of sports betting legislation by The Associated Press shows that legalization is largely following regional boundaries across the US, with states in the Deep South and far West generally reluctant to offer it
9:12AM ( 3 hours ago )
A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday's vote
Two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 Winter Olympics host
8:31AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP Sports
Pujols curtain call HR for Angels vs hometown Cards in loss
Albert Pujols took a curtain call for his adoring fans at Busch Stadium after homering against the Cardinals, but Marcell Ozuna connected to lead Dakota Hudson and St. Louis over the Los Angeles Angels 4-2.
7:21PM ( 16 hours ago )
Indians' Civale dazzles in MLB debut, stops Tigers 2-0
Aaron Civale dazzled in his major league debut, striking out the side to begin the game and allowing just two infield hits over six innings to pitch the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers 2-0
7:11PM ( 17 hours ago )
Wife: David Ortiz in good condition, out of intensive care
David Ortiz's wife says he has moved out of intensive care
6:48PM ( 17 hours ago )
AP Online Baseball
The Latest: Activists step up trainings for immigrants
Immigrant rights activists fine-tune legal rights trainings after pledges to step up deportations
3:55PM ( 20 hours ago )
A look at how immigration authorities make arrests
Immigrant families and advocates are warning about planned arrests around the country by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency
11:55AM ( 1 day ago )
A look at how immigration authorities make arrests
Immigrant families and advocates are warning about planned arrests around the country by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency
9:59PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
Pujols cheered in return, but Angels fall to Cardinals 5-1
Albert Pujols drew huge cheers in his long-awaited return to St Louis, but Marcell Ozuna spoiled the homecoming with a home run that helped the Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1
12:54AM ( 1 day ago )
White Sox go small to beat Rangers 5-4 in 10 after 2 big HRs
Jiménez scores on sac squeeze bunt in 10th inning as White Sox beat Rangers 5-4 in game with 2 big HRs
12:29AM ( 1 day ago )
Utley honored, tosses pitch to Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney
Chase Utley ran out to second base one more time wearing a red pinstriped No. 26 Philadelphia Phillies jersey and dark blue suit pants while his walk-up song by Def Leppard blared and adoring fans stood and cheered
9:18PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - Major League Baseball
UK: Police visit incident dogs Johnson's leadership campaign
The leading contender to become Britain's next prime minister is under pressure to address a visit police officers made to his London home after a reported quarrel with his girlfriend
11:46AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Michael Jackson's popularity endures, even after new scandal
As the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death approaches, the singer's music and memorabilia have an enduring popularity in spite of new molestation allegations in documentary
11:43AM ( 34 minutes ago )
'Toy Story 4' opens below expectations with $118M weekend
Pixar's "Toy Story 4" brought the box office to life after a three-week sequels slump, but its $118 million debut came in below industry expectations
11:28AM ( 50 minutes ago )
Trump says he'd rather face Biden, isn't prepared to lose
President Donald Trump says he'd prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won't be the "great candidate" Hillary Clinton was in 2016
11:27AM ( 51 minutes ago )
Cambodia PM to oversee rescue operation at building collapse
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that he was heading to the seaside resort town where a seven-story building under construction collapsed, killing at least 19 workers and injuring 24
11:19AM ( 59 minutes ago )