Cardinals place RHP Rosenthal on DL

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:05 PM The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list with right posterior elbow irritation prior to Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Rosenthal was sent back to St. Louis for testing after allowing a homer to Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts on a 91.4 mph fastball. Rosenthal had not allowed a hit on any fastball slower than 96.3 mph before Wednesday's 5-4 loss at Fenway Park.

Rosenthal exited after issuing a walk and manager Mike Matheny lifted him.

"Something didn't look right," Matheny said. "It just didn't look smooth."

In 50 games this season, Rosenthal is 3-4 with a 3.40 ERA and 11 saves. He converted seven straight saves from July 28 through last Saturday.

To replace Rosenthal, right-hander Luke Weaver was called up from Triple-A Memphis. It is the third stint for the 23-year-old, who was the team's first-round pick in 2014.

Weaver is 1-1 with a 3.77 ERA in six appearances, including two starts. In 13 career appearances, Weaver is 2-5 with a 5.10 ERA.

This season with Memphis, Weaver is 10-2 with a 2.55 ERA in 15 starts.

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