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Trevor Rosenthal diagnosed with right groin strain

Feb 25, 2014, 8:57 PM EDT

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Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal cut short a live batting practice session on Tuesday in camp after experiencing discomfort in his upper right leg.

Now the diagnosis is in from Jupiter, Florida.

According to’s Jenifer Langosch, the hard-throwing right-hander suffered a right groin strain and will likely take it easy for the rest of this week.

“Our approach right now is going to be day to day,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told Langosch on Tuesday. “I do feel like this is caught early enough that it probably avoided anything more serious.”

Rosenthal owns a dominant 2.66 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 133/27 K/BB ratio through his first 98 innings at the major league level. The 23-year-oldĀ has also delivered 20 1/3 scoreless postseason frames.

Relievers don’t usually need that much work in spring, so he should be fine for Opening Day.

  1. gloccamorra - Feb 25, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    That’s bad news. Those groin injuries linger longer than anticipated, like a month, and it takes awhile to get back to normal even after the pain is gone, often another month.

    • spudchukar - Feb 26, 2014 at 9:55 AM

      Sorry Doctor, but your diagnosis is pure B.S. Yesterday, I surmised it was probably a groin pull, when upper thigh was reported. The lower the groin pull the less severe (usually), look for Rosenthal to take it easy for about 10 days, go slow but be healed by mid-March at the latest.

  2. dinofrank60 - Feb 25, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Rest of the week, my foot. Shut that man down for as long as possible and then a couple of days more.

  3. stex52 - Feb 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    And today, kids, our lesson is entitled “Why you can never have too much starting pitching.”

    • stex52 - Feb 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      This one goes with the Garcia post. Rosenthal and Motte posts reflect the fact that you can never have too much relief pitching. In other words, STOCKPILE THOSE PITCHERS.

  4. paperlions - Feb 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Groin pull, huh? Damn you Carlos Martinez!

    • stex52 - Feb 26, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      I’m shocked, Paper. Shocked I didn’t think of it first.

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