Tigers Reunite With Former All-Star Closer

Tyler Maher
The Detroit Tigers have reunited with a former All-Star reliever.
The Detroit Tigers have reunited with a former All-Star reliever. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Detroit Tigers are bringing a familiar face back to Spring Training after reuniting with a former All-Star relief pitcher.

The Tigers announced on Saturday night that they have signed Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract, which includes an invitation to Spring Training.

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Rosenthal, 32, has not pitched in the big leagues since 2020 after missing all of 2021 with injuries and only briefly pitching in the minors in 2022. The right-hander has pitched for five teams in his eight-year MLB career so far, including a short stint with Detroit in 2019.

Rosenthal struggled during his brief time with the Tigers, posting a 7.00 ERA in 10 appearances for them. He had success earlier in his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, however, racking up 93 saves in 2014-15 combined and making the National League All-Star team in 2015.

Detroit is hopeful that Rosenthal still has something left in the tank, especially since he logged a 1.93 ERA during his last MLB campaign. Time will tell if he has what it takes to make the major league roster and pitch better than he did during his first stint with the Tigers.

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