ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 6: Reliever Brian Fuentes #40 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium on August 6, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Cardinals have placed left-hander Brian Fuentes on the restricted list as the veteran has asked to step away from the team due to "personal reasons," reports Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com:
To replace Fuentes on their roster, the Cardinals have recalled right-hander Trevor Rosenthal from Triple-A.
After posting an ERA of 6.84 over twenty-six appearances, Fuentes was released by the Oakland Athletics. The Cardinals signed the veteran southpaw soon after, and he’s appeared in six games for the club, allowing five earned runs with six strikeouts and five walks over five innings of work.
Rosenthal made his major league debut earlier this season. The 22-year-old appeared in four games with the Cardinals, allowing two earned runs over four innings. He’s maintained an ERA of 3.12 with 8.3 SO/9 and 3.5 BB/9 over nineteen starts with St. Louis’ Double- and Triple-A affiliates.