ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have released veteran right-hander Trevor Rosenthal and extended a qualifying offer to pitcher Lance Lynn.
The 27-year-old Rosenthal had Tommy John surgery this summer and could miss the entire 2018 season. He went 3-4 with a 3.40 ERA and 11 saves this year in his sixth season with the Cardinals.
St. Louis also outrighted infielder Alex Mejia and catcher Alberto Rosario off its 40-man roster on Monday. Mejia will be assigned to Triple-A Memphis and Rosario is eligible to become a minor league free agent.