Cardinals Option Rondon; Will Recall Taveras From Memphis

Highly regarded prospect outfielder returns to St. Louis after playing in 11 MLB games earlier this season.

                ST. LOUIS, MO (June 30, 2014– The St. Louis Cardinals optioned right-handed pitcher Jorge Rondon following Sunday’s game and will report to Triple-A Memphis for Monday’s matchup.  The Cardinals will recall outfielder Oscar Taveras on Tuesday to report in San Francisco for the game tomorrow night against the Giants.

Rondon made his Major League debut on Sunday at Dodger Stadium throwing a scoreless inning and issuing one walk.

Taveras, a 22-year old from Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic, played in 11 Major League games from May 31 through June 11 earlier this season before being optioned back to Memphis (AAA).   He batted .189 (7-37) with a home run and two RBI during the 11 games.  In 62 games at Memphis this season, Taveras was batting .318 with 8 HR and 49 RBI.  Taveras’ .318 batting average ranks 14th in the Pacific Coast League and his 49 RBI rank 13th.

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