Cardinals place Rosenthal on 60-day DL, Will have Elbow Surgery Next Week

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals placed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal on the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, effectively ending the closer's 2017 season. The team and Rosenthal confirmed during pre game media sessions that Rosenthal will need elbow ligament replacement surgery, AKA Tommy John surgery. That procedure will happen next week in St. Louis. Rosenthal could miss most of the 2018 baseball season, rehabbing from the surgery.

Rosenthal went on the 10-day DL on August 17 with right posterior elbow irritation. He recorded 11 saves during the season and was 3-4, with a 3.40 ERA, and 76 strikeouts.

The Cardinals also purchased the contract of left-handed reliever Ryan Sherriff from their triple-A affiliate in Memphis. The team optioned right-hander Josh Lucas to Memphis after Tuesday night's game.

Sherriff, 27, was a 28th round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. He's appeared in 48 games for the Memphis Redbirds this season, recording six saves in seven opportunities, with a 5-1 record and 3.19 ERA. He'll wear jersey no. 65.

Lucas made his Major League debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 19. In two appearances, Lucas struck out five over four innings.