Padres acquire RHP Trevor Rosenthal from Royals

August 29th, 2020

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have acquired right-hander Trevor Rosenthal from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder Edward Olivares and a player to be named later, Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.

Rosenthal, 30, has collected seven saves with a 3.29 ERA (5 ER, 13.2 IP), 1.17 WHIP (9 H, 7 BB) and 21 strikeouts (13.83 SO/9.0 IP) in 14 relief appearances for the Kansas City Royals in 2020. The eight-year Major League veteran has held opposing hitters to a .188 average this season, including a .111 mark versus left-handed hitters and a .286 average versus righties.

Originally selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 21st round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Rosenthal has posted a 11-25 record with 128 saves and a 3.46 ERA (136 ER, 354.0 IP) in 364 career Major League games between the Cardinals (2012-17), Washington Nationals (2019), Detroit Tigers (2019) and Royals. The Lee’s Summit, Mo. native has held opposing hitters to a .313 slugging % in his career, 10th-best among all active ML relievers (min. 1,000 batters faced).