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Cardinals Will Call Up Pitching Prospect Trevor Rosenthal

The St. Louis Cardinals will call up top pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal and place him in the team's bullpen, according to a late Sunday report.

Rosenthal is likely seen as a starting pitcher in the long-term, but it's not uncommon for teams to use prospects as high-impact relievers out of the bullpen. In February, ESPN's Keith Law ranked Rosenthal as the team's No. 7 overall prospect and fifth best pitching prospect.

Rosenthal, a native of Lee's Summit, Mo., has a 2.78 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 17 starts in Double-A this season. He's struck out 83 batters in 94 innings, though his strikeout rate might tick up a bit as he maximizes his stamina coming out of the bullpen.

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