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In a season-ending move, the Cardinals have placed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal on the 60-day disabled list following an elbow injury.

Reliever pitcher Trevor Rosenthal was moved from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, August 23, ultimately ending his season. In the last few weeks, Rosenthal has been struggling with elbow issues, specifically with ligament damage. He met with two specialists earlier in the week for a second and third opinion, but his exact prognosis is not yet known. But seeing as the doctors he met with were both Tommy John specialists, it’s highly suggestive that he’s dealing with that specific type of elbow injury.

This season, he has recorded 11 saves and was 3-4, with a 3.40 ERA and 76 strikeouts. Rosenthal had originally lost the closer’s job earlier in the year, but regained it before eventually falling to his injuries.

Now that Rosenthal’s 2017 season is over, it’s up to Ryan Sherriff to take his place. Sherriff was purchased by the Cardinals from their tripe-A affiliate in Memphis. A 28th round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, he has appeared in 48 games for the Memphis Redbirds this year — a recorded six saves and a 5-1 record, with a 3.19 ERA.

What do you think this means for the Cardinals as the season progresses without Trevor Rosenthal? Will Ryan Sherriff be able to carry the team? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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