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MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – June 21, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s series opener in Milwaukee that they have placed right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and have recalled right-handed pitcher John Gant from Memphis (AAA).

Wacha, who exited yesterday’s game in the 4th inning, is leading the Cardinals in wins (8) and strikeouts (71) and in his 15 starts this season, he’d posted a 3.20 ERA.

Gant, 25, is being recalled for a third time this season.  He’s 5-1 with a1.65 ERA in eight starts for Memphis this season, striking out 42 in 49.0 innings.

In seven appearances (3 starts) for the Cardinals this year, Gant is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 24.2 innings pitched.   He made starts on May 7 (vs. MIN), May 19 (vs. PHI) and May 25 (at PIT), striking out 19 in a combined 15.0 innings pitched.

Gant gained a win in his first 2018 appearance for the Cardinals with 3.0 perfect innings of relief on April 26 against the New York Mets in a 13-inning win.   His last start for Memphis came on June 15 against Albuquerque when he went 6.0 innings, allowing one run on four hits and struck out seven.

Gant wears uniform no. 53.



ST. LOUIS, MO – June 20, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with four additional players with two from this month’s amateur draft.

Agreeing to terms today were third baseman from the University of Pittsburgh, Liam Sabino (35th round); third baseman from the University of California-Irvine, Cole Kreuter (36th round) and two non-drafted free agents, right-handed pitcher Jacob Sylvester out of Mid-America Nazarene and catcher Joe Freiday, Jr., from Virginia Tech.

Today’s announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 36 players.  Six of the 41 draft picks remained unsiged, with three of the players still participating in the NCAA Division 1 College World Series, Texas Tech’s Steven Gingery (4th round) and North Carolina’s Brandon Riley (14th round) and Zack Gahagan (39th round).


       Rd.,   Player (overall pick)                      Pos.       B-T       Ht      Wt.    School                                                                  Hometown
  1. Nolan Gorman (19)                         3B         L-R      6-1      210    Sandra Day O’Connor (Ariz.) High School    Phoenix, Ariz.

     CBA.   Griffin Roberts (43)                       RHP       R-R      6-3      205    Wake Forest University                                                                Midlothian, Va.

  Cmp2.   Luken Baker (75)                              1B         R-R      6-4      225    Texas Christian University                                                                 Spring, Texas

  1. Mateo Gil (95)                                   SS         R-R      6-2      190    Timber Creek (Texas) High School    Keller, Texas
  2. Steven Gingery (123)                     LHP        R-L      6-2      190    Texas Tech University                                                                Huntington Beach, Calif.
  3.    Nick Dunn (153)                               2B         L-R     5-10    175    University of Maryland                                                                   Sunbury, Pa.
  4. Edgar Gonzalez (183)                   RHP       R-R      6-1      200    Fresno State University                                                                Newark, Calif.
  5. Brendan Donovan (213)               3B         L-R      6-1      195    University of South Alabama                                                                   Enterprise, Ala.
  6. Lars Nootbaar (243)                        LF          L-R      6-3      210    University of Southern California                                El Segundo, Calif.
  7. Matt Duce (273)                                C           L-R     5-11    190    Dallas Baptist University                                                                Sierra Vista, Ariz.
  8. Kevin Woodall, Jr. (303)               1B         R-R      6-6      240    Coastal Carolina University                                                                Georgetown, S.C.
  9. Chris Holba (333)                          RHP       R-R      6-3      210    East Carolina University                                                                  O’Fallon, Ill.
  10. Francisco Justo (363)                    RHP       R-R      6-4      205    Monroe College (N.Y.)      Bronx, N.Y.                                           
  11. Colin Schmid (393)                         LHP        L-L      6-1      195    Appalachian State University                                                                New Bern, N.C.
  12. Brandon Riley (423)                         CF         L-R      6-0      170    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill           Burlington, N.C.
  13. Mike Brettell (453)                         RHP       R-R      6-3      195    Central Michigan University                                                                Fonthill, Ontario (Canada)
  14. Samuel “Evan” Sisk (483)            LHP        L-L      6-2      209    College of Charleston                   Chester, S.C.
  15. Kyle Leahy (513)                             RHP       S-R      6-5      200    Colorado Mesa University                                                                Boulder, Colo.         
  16. Cole Aker (543)                               RHP       R-R      6-2      205    University of Tampa   Kernersville, N.C.
  17. Josh Shaw (573)                               2B         R-R      6-1      195    St. John’s University                                                                  Wayne, N.J.
  18. Parker Kelly (603)                          RHP       R-R      6-1      235    University of Oregon                                                       Portland, Ore.
  19. Michael Perri (633)                         SS         R-R      6-3      195    University San Francisco                                                                  Alameda, Calif.
  20. Kevin Vargas (663)                          SS         R-R      6-1      175    International Baseball Academy                                                                  Ceiba, Puerto Rico
  21. Michael Baird (693)                      RHP       R-R      6-5      210    Southern Illinois University-Carbondale                                                               Parker, Colo.
  22. Eli Kraus (723)                                  LHP        L-L      6-1      190    Kent State University                                                                 Medina, Ohio
  23. Troy Montemayor (753)             RHP       R-R      6-1      160    Baylor University                                                                San Antonio, Texas
  24. Connor Coward (783)                   RHP       R-R      6-0      200    Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) Pittsburgh, Pa.
  25. Perry DellaValle (813)                  RHP       R-R      6-0      195    Seton Hill (Pa.) University                                                                North Royalton, Ohio
  26. Justin Toerner (843)                        CF          L-L     5-10    165    California State University-Northridge                                                              Temecula, Calif.
  27. Alerick Soularie (873)                      RF         R-R      6-0      175    San Jacinto-North (Texas) JC             Humble, Texas
  28. Kendrick Calilao (903)                     OF         R-R      6-1      200    The First Academy (FL)          Kissimmee, Fla.
  29. Ty Cohen (933)                                RHP       R-R      6-1      195    Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) Woodstock, Ga.
  30. Brandon Purcell (963)                     C          R-R      6-1      205    Georgia College and State University                                                                Glennville, Ga.
  31. Chris Rivera (993)                           RHP       R-R      5-9      175    Long Beach State University                                                                Watsonville, Calif.
  32.    Benito Santiago (1,023)                  C           L-R      6-0      190    University of Tennessee                                                               Pembroke Pines, Fla.
  33. Liam Sabino (1,053)                        3B         R-R      6-0      191    University of Pittsburgh                                                               New York City, N.Y.
  34. Cole Kreuter (1,083)                       3B         R-R      6-0      190    University of California-Irvine      Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  35. Christian Caudle (1,113)                C          R-R      6-4      230    Texas A&M University-Kingsville                                                                    Klein, Texas
  36. Jaden Hill (1,143)                            RHP       R-R      6-3      210    Ashdown Senior (Ark.) High School    Ashdown, Ark.
  37. Zack Gahagan (1,173)                     3B         R-R      6-1      195    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill           Fletcher, N.C.
  38. Andrew Warner (1,203)                RF         R-R      6-2      225    Columbia (Mo.) College                                                  Lee’s Summit, Mo.


   NDFA   Tommy Parsons                              RHP       R-R      6-5      185    Adrian (MI) College                                                   New Albany, Ohio

   NDFA   Jacob Sylvester                               RHP       R-R      6-7      235    MidAmerica Nazarene University                                                                  Lenexa, Kan.

   NDFA   Joe Freiday, Jr.                                   C          R-R      6-4      240    Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)      Lakeville, Mass.



ST. LOUIS, MO – June 19, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game that they have activated pitcher Greg Holland from the 10-day disabled list and placed pitcher Matt Bowman on the 10-day disabled list with right hand middle finger blisters.

Holland, out since May 26 with a right hip impingement, has missed 22 games. The right-hander made a combined five appearances between Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA) during his recent injury rehabilitation assignments, working 5.0 innings, allowing four runs with four strikeouts.

Holland has appeared in 18 games for the Cardinals this season with an 0-2 record and a 9.45 ERA in 13.1 innings.

Bowman, 27, took the loss in last night’s extra-inning defeat in Philadelphia. He has made 20 total appearances for St. Louis this season and is 0-2 with a 5.75 ERA. Bowman previously missed 26 games this season while recovering from right hand finger blisters (May 18-June 14).



 STLOUIS, Mo., June 14, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with 24 players from last week’s amateur draft and one non-drafted free-agent.   Today’s announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 28 players, including nine of the team’s top 10 selections.

              In addition to the players listed below in BOLD, the Cardinals reached agreement today with non-drafted free-agent right-handed pitcher Tommy Parsons (Adrian College, MI) who is the active career wins leader (40) among all NCAA Divisions, including a 23-game win streak.


      Rd.,  Player (overall pick)              Pos.      B-T     Ht     Wt.   School                               Hometown
  1. Nolan Gorman (19)                     3B        L-R     6-1    210   Sandra Day O’Connor (Ariz.) High School   Phoenix, Ariz.

     CBA.  Griffin Roberts (43)                   RHP      R-R     6-3    205   Wake Forest University                      Midlothian, Va.

Cmp2.  Luken Baker (75)                         1B       R-R     6-4    225   Texas Christian University                 Spring, Texas

  1. Mateo Gil (95)                               SS        R-R     6-2    190   Timber Creek (Texas) High School Keller, Texas
  2. Nick Dunn (153)                        2B       L-R   5-10  175   University of Maryland                   Sunbury, Pa.
  3. Edgar Gonzalez (183)           RHP     R-R    6-1    200   Fresno State University                   Newark, Calif.
  4. Brendan Donovan (213)       3B       L-R    6-1    195   University of South Alabama        Enterprise, Ala.
  5. Lars Nootbaar (243)                LF        L-R    6-3    210   University of Southern California                                                        El Segundo, Calif.
  6. Matt Duce (273)                          C         L-R   5-11  190   Dallas Baptist University               Sierra Vista, Ariz.
  7. Kevin Woodall, Jr. (303)        1B       R-R    6-6    240   Coastal Carolina University           Georgetown, S.C.
  8. Chris Holba (333)                   RHP     R-R    6-3    210   East Carolina University                 O’Fallon, Ill.
  9. Francisco Justo (363)            RHP     R-R    6-4    205   Monroe College (N.Y.)                       Bronx, N.Y.                                                     
  10. Samuel “Evan” Sisk (483)    LHP      L-L     6-2    209   College of Charleston                        Chester, S.C.
  11. Kyle Leahy (513)                    RHP      S-R    6-5    200   Colorado Mesa University              Boulder, Colo.                                               
  12. Cole Aker (543)                       RHP     R-R    6-2    205   University of Tampa                         Kernersville, N.C.
  13. Josh Shaw (573)                         2B       R-R    6-1    195   St. John’s University                          Wayne, N.J.
  14. Kevin Vargas (663)                   SS        R-R    6-1    175   International Baseball Academy                Ceiba, Puerto Rico
  15. Michael Baird (693)              RHP     R-R    6-5    210   Southern Illinois University-Carbondale                                                     Parker, Colo.
  16. Eli Kraus (723)                         LHP      L-L     6-1    190   Kent State University                       Medina, Ohio
  17. Troy Montemayor (753)      RHP     R-R    6-1    160   Baylor University                               San Antonio, Texas
  18. Connor Coward (783)            RHP     R-R    6-0    200   Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)                              Pittsburgh, Pa.
  19. Perry DellaValle (813)         RHP     R-R    6-0    195   Seton Hill (Pa.) University             North Royalton, Ohio
  20. Justin Toerner (843)               CF        L-L   5-10  165   California State University-Northridge                                                      Temecula, Calif.
  21. Ty Cohen (933)                        RHP     R-R    6-1    195   Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech)                               Woodstock, Ga.
  22. Brandon Purcell (963)             C         R-R    6-1    205   Georgia College and State University                                                       Glennville, Ga.
  23. Chris Rivera (993)                  RHP     R-R    5-9    175   Long Beach State University         Watsonville, Calif.
  24. Christian Caudle (1,113)        C        R-R    6-4    230   Texas A&M University-Kingsville                                                        Klein, Texas
  25. Andrew Warner (1,203)        RF       R-R    6-2    225   Columbia (Mo.) College                    Lee’s Summit, Mo.

  NDFA  Tommy Parsons                       RHP     R-R    6-5    185   Adrian (Mich.) College                     New Albany, Ohio


Discounted Tickets Available For Interleague Matchup vs. Indians on June 25-27

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 12, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Papa John’s to present fans with a special ticket promotion for the upcoming interleague matchup against the Cleveland Indians.  On sale now, fans can purchase specially priced $7 tickets to watch the Redbirds take on the Tribe on June 25-27.

                These specially priced tickets will be available while supplies last.  Tickets are limited to eight per customer.  To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit

This marks the sixth consecutive year that the Cardinals and Papa John’s have teamed up to offer a ticket discount to fans.  Papa John’s is the official pizza of the St. Louis Cardinals and has been bringing fans great deals throughout the season.  The day following a Cardinals win, home or away, fans can receive 50% off regular menu price pizzas using promo code CARDSWIN online at



ST. LOUIS, MO – June 11, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s series opener with San Diego that they have purchased the contract of rookie right-handed pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon from Memphis (AAA).  The club also announced that first baseman Luke Voit was optioned to the triple-A Redbirds following yesterday’s game.

Poncedeleon, 26, was 5-2 with a Pacific Coast League-leading 2.41 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) for Memphis this season,  winning each of his last four decisions.   The 6-3, 205-pound California native is ranked T2nd among PCL pitchers with his 71 strikeouts in 59.2 innings pitched.

Poncedeleon appeared in just six games for Memphis last season, missing the remainder of the season after being struck in the head by a line drive on May 9 at Des Moines.   The former 2014 draft selection (9th round, 285th  player overall)  was the recipient of the Bob Bauman “Physical Comeback Award” from the St. Louis Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America at their January 2018 awards dinner.

Voit has appeared in five games for the Cardinals this season, batting .500 (2-for-4) with one home run and three RBI.   His pinch-hit homer on June 7 vs. Miami was the Cardinals first pinch-homer this season.

With his first game appearance, Poncedeleon, who has been assigned uniform no. 62, will become the fifth player to make his Major League debut for the Cardinals this season, joining Jordan Hicks, Yario Muñoz, Tyler O’Neill and Austin Gomber.



ST. LOUIS, MO – June 6, 2018–The St. Louis Cardinals announced today their selections for Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for May, with third baseman Evan Mendoza (Palm Beach-A/Springfield-AA) and left-handed pitcher Austin Warner (Palm Beach-A) taking the honors.

Mendoza, the Cardinals 11th round selection in the 2017 amateur draft out of North Carolina State University, batted a combined .369 with a .895 OPS in 28 games played between Palm Beach (A) and Springfield (AA) in May.  The 21-year-old Mendoza batted .400 (24-for-60) in 15 games for Palm Beach to begin the month, earning a Florida State League All-Star selection.  Following his promotion to double-A Springfield in mid-May, Mendoza compiled a .326 batting mark in 13 games for the Cardinals Texas League affiliate.

“With Evan’s selection to the Florida State League All-Star Game while in Palm Beach, he earned a promotion to Springfield and managed an outstanding month both offensively and defensively at third base,” stated Cardinals Director of Player Development Gary LaRocque.

Mendoza is batting .335 (68-for-203) overall this season in 53 games with three home runs and 20 RBI.  His 68 hits rank 17th among all minor leaguers and his .335 batting average is currently ranked 27th among all MiLB players.

Warner, 23, went 2-0 with a 0.91 ERA in four starts for the Palm Beach Cardinals last month, including a three-hit shutout on May 21 at Lakeland when he struck out 10.   In his 29.2 innings of work in May, Warner fanned 35 and issued just one walk.  The 5-11, 185-pound lefty, who hails from Louisville, KY ,was signed by the Cardinals in June of 2017 as a non-drafted free-agent out of Bellarmine (KY) University.

“Highlighting Austin’s month of May was a complete game shutout during which he had 10 strikeouts and just one walk, earning Florida State League ‘Pitcher of the Week’ honors on his way to our selection as ‘Pitcher of the Month’ for May,” said LaRocque.

Warner is 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in nine starts this season for Palm Beach, striking out 57 batters in his 57.1 innings pitched and he’s allowed just five walks and one home run.



ST. LOUIS, MO – June 5, 2018–The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s series opener with Miami that they have activated All-Stars Yadier Molina and Carlos Martínez from the 10-day disabled list.

The Cardinals also announced today that right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet has been purchased from Memphis and infielder Greg Garcia has been placed on the paternity list.    The Cardinals optioned catcher Carson Kelly to Memphis following Sunday’s game and today they optioned right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers to the triple-A club.   Memphis catcher Steven Baron has been designated for assignment to make room for Guilmet on the team’s 40-man Major League roster.

Molina, out since May 5 with a pelvic injury with traumatic hematoma, missed 26 games.  He played two games this past weekend for the Springfield Cardinals (AA) on an injury rehabilitation assignment, catching five innings on Saturday and eight innings on Sunday.   Molina was batting .272 with 6 HR’s & 17 RBI in 30 games played at the time of his injury.

Martínez, who made his last appearance for the Cardinals on May 8, was leading the National League with his 1.62 ERA at the time of his injury (right lat strain), going 3-2 in eight starts.   He worked 4.0 innings in an injury rehab starting assignment for Springfield last Thursday (May 31) and will make the start for the Cardinals tonight.

Guilmet, 30, was signed by the Cardinals as a minor league free agent in January after having spent the 2017 season pitching (1-1, 3.62 ERA) for the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League.  The 6-2, 217-pound reliever has a career mark of 0-1 with an 8.22 ERA in 19 games in the majors with Cleveland (2013), Baltimore (2014), Tampa Bay (2015) and Milwaukee (2015).

In 21 relief appearances for Memphis this season, Guilmet is 0-0 with a 0.93 ERA and a league-leading 11 saves.   He’s struck out 35 in 29.0 innings pitched and walked just five, holding opposing right-handed hitters to a .094 average (5-for-53) and lefties to a .103 mark (4-for-39).   When facing batters with runners in scoring position, he’s allowed just one hit in 18 at-bats for a .056 mark and he’s stranded 11 of 14 inherited runners for the year.

Guilmet has been assigned uniform no. 58.


ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 4, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals, armed with three selections during the first night of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, selected third baseman Nolan Gorman out of Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix, Ariz., with the 19th overall pick in the opening round.

“We’re very excited for the opportunity to draft Nolan Gorman,” stated St. Louis Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak. “You’re always looking for opportunities at every draft, and picking at No. 19, we weren’t sure what that would bring tonight. Gorman has a different profile than what we have picked before, and we’re excited to draft this kind of player into our system.”

Gorman, 18, stands 6-1, 210 pounds and hails from Phoenix, Ariz. The left handed-hitting third baseman batted .419 (116-for-277) with 32 home runs, 118 RBI and 115 runs scored in his high school career. As a senior, he helped lead the Eagles to their first 6A State Championship, hitting .421 with 10 home runs, 46 walks, a .640 on-base percentage and .896 slugging percentage in 32 games.

“We were thrilled to take Nolan,” stated St. Louis Cardinals Scouting Director Randy Flores. “The way the board worked out, you can’t believe a left-handed hitter as young as he is, who has performed with power on the biggest stage, was available to us.”

Gorman was showcased on all-star teams and for USA Baseball last summer, and won multiple home run derbies, including the 2017 MLB High School Home Run Derby during All-Star Week in Miami. He also took part in home run hitting contests at Wrigley Field and Petco Park.

Gorman is good friends with left-handed pitcher Matthew Liberatore, who was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 16th overall selection earlier in the night. Both players committed to the University of Arizona.

Gorman is the highest selection for the Cardinals since 2013 when they took left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales from Gonzaga University with the 19th overall pick.

The Cardinals have selected 32 pitchers, 3 catchers, 18 infielders and 9 outfielders with their first round selections during the draft’s 53-year history. The team’s highest overall selection was pitcher Braden Looper (3rd pick overall) in 1996.  The Cardinals have had only 11 top-10 selections, the last being outfielder J.D. Drew (5th overall) in 1998.



ST. LOUIS, MO – May 31, 2018–The St. Louis Cardinals announced numerous roster moves this afternoon prior to their series opener against Pittsburgh, recalling three players from Memphis (AAA), while rookie pitcher Alex Reyes, who made his 2018 debut with 4.0 scoreless innings in a start yesterday, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right lat strain.

Recalled today from Memphis were left-handed pitcher Austin Gomber, right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers and first baseman Luke Voit.  Outfielder Tyler O’Neill was optioned to Memphis following yesterday’s game and right-handed pitcher John Gant was optioned to the triple-A Redbirds today.

Gomber, who was named last week as the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week, was recalled to the majors last month, but did not appear in a game for St. Louis.   The rookie left-hander is 4-3 with a 3.60 ERA in nine starts for Memphis.

Mayers, who’s appeared in 10 games (1-0, 2.63 ERA) for St. Louis this season, was optioned yesterday to make room for Reyes, but has immediately been returned to the roster as an injury replacement.    The right-handed hitting Voit had a short stint on the St. Louis roster in early May, but never saw action.  He’s batting .237 with one homer and 12 RBI in 34 games for Memphis this season.

Gomber wears uniform number 68, Mayers no. 59 and Voit no. 40.



ST. LOUIS, MO – May 30, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have activated rookie right-handed pitcher Alex Reyes from the 60-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers to Memphis (AAA).  Right-handed reliever Dominic Leone (right upper arm nerve irritation), out since May 5, was transferred from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day list to make room on the team’s 40-man Major League roster for Reyes.

Reyes, who underwent Tommy John ligament replacement surgery for his right elbow in February of 2017, is scheduled to make his first Major League appearance since September of 2016 with a start in this afternoon’s series finale at Milwaukee.

Reyes, 23, made four injury rehabilitation starts this month, going 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA while striking out 44 in 23.0 innings pitched between Palm Beach (A), Peoria (A), Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA).  He walked a total of seven batters and allowed only seven hits, four coming in his first start on May 9 for Palm Beach.

Among his accomplishments during his injury rehab assignments, Reyes matched the Springfield single-game strikeout record (13) in 7.2 scoreless innings on May 19 vs. Northwest Arkansas and followed that up with another 13-strikeout performance for Memphis in 7.0 shutout innings on May 24 vs. Oklahoma City.

In his May 24 win with Memphis, Reyes at one point fanned nine consecutive batters, setting a record in the 116-year-old Pacific Coast League.  The 6-4, 230-pound right-hander struck out the side in the 2nd, 4th and 5th innings and retired the final 15 batters he faced, allowing just one hit in his final rehab start.

In 12 games (5 starts) for the Cardinals in his debut season of 2016, Reyes went 4-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 46.0 innings pitched and he was the majors only pitcher with three wins against the Chicago Cubs that season as they went on to a World Series title.

The Cardinals 2015 co-Minor League Pitcher of the Year with Austin Gomber, Reyes was signed by the Cardinals as a non-drafted free-agent in December of 2012.

Reyes wears uniform number 29.



ST. LOUIS, MO – May 18, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game that they have placed shortstop Paul DeJong (fractured left hand) and right-handed pitcher Matt Bowman (blisters on right index and middle fingers) on the 10-day disabled list and have recalled infielder Yairo Muñoz and outfielder Tyler O’Neill from Memphis (AAA).   Bowman’s transaction is retroactive to May 17.

DeJong, the lone player to have appeared in all 41 of the Cardinals games this season, suffered his injury after being hit by a pitch in the 8th inning of last night’s game.   The second-year infielder is batting .260 with 8 HR’s and 19 RBI this season, co-leading the team in round-trippers and leading the club with 71 total bases.   Since making his debut on May 28, 2017, DeJong is ranked 3rd among all Major League middle infielders (SS/2B) in home runs with 33, trailing only the Twins Brian Dozier and the Indians Francisco Lindor who both have 34.

Bowman, who paced the Cardinals with 75 appearances last season,  has appeared in 17 games this year, going 0-1 with a 5.82 ERA while striking out 20 in 17.0 innings pitched.

Muñoz, who made the team out of spring training, appeared in 11 games with the Cardinals in April, batting .111 (2-for-18) and making three starts at third base.  The right-handed hitting rookie infielder was batting .287 with 3 HR’s & 13 RBI for Memphis, making starts at shortstop, second base, third base, left field and center field.

O’Neill also debuted with the Cardinals earlier this season, appearing in six games.   The right-handed hitting outfielder was batting .319 with a team-high 13 HR’s and 31 RBI for Memphis.  O’Neill currently ranks among Pacific Coast League leaders in HR’s (13-2nd), RBI (31-T6th), OPS (1.041-6th) and batting (.319-15th).

O’Neill hit four homers in the past week for Memphis, including two on May 14 vs. Nashville.

The Cardinals disabled list has currently swelled to 10 players, with seven of those players joining the list in the past 10 days.

Munoz wears uniform no. 34 and O’Neill is no. 41.




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