Cardinals place closer Rosenthal on paternity leave, recall Tuivailala

The St. Louis Cardinals have placed reliever Trevor Rosenthal on the paternity leave list and recalled right-hander Sam Tuivailala from Triple A Memphis.

Tuivailala will be joining the big-league club for the fourth time this season. In 10 prior games with St. Louis he was 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA. After allowing single runs in his first two appearances, he currently has an eight-game scoreless streak (eight innings) with the Cardinals. At Memphis, Tuivailala was 3-1 with a 1.76 ERA and 16 saves in 39 games, 41 innings pitched.

Rosenthal, who earned his 41st save in last night's win at Arizona, is tied for the National League lead in saves and is ranked third among relievers with his 1.52 ERA. Rosenthal and his wife, Lindsey, are expecting their second child, joining daughter Chloe.

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