Trevor Rosenthal, the fireballing but oft-injured St. Louis reliever, is a Cardinal no more. The team gave the right-hander his unconditional release Monday.

Rosenthal is expected to miss most or all of the 2018 season following Tommy John surgery on Aug. 30. He had saved 11 games in 13 chances before leaving a game against Boston on Aug. 16.

Rosenthal has 121 career saves, sixth most in Cardinals history.

In a more expected move, the Cardinals made a qualifying offer to starting pitcher Lance Lynn. He is expected to reject the standard one-year, $17.4 million offer and become a free agent, though he has until Nov. 16 to decide.

If Lynn signs elsewhere, the Cardinals will receive a compensatory pick high in the 2018 draft.