ROOKIE OUTFIELDER LANE THOMAS RECALLED FROM MEMPHIS (AAA)
MILWAUKEE, WI, April 17, 2019 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s series finale in Milwaukee that they have placed outfielder Harrison Bader (right hamstring strain) on the 10-day Injured List, retroactive to April 14, and recalled rookie outfielder Lane Thomas from Memphis (AAA).
Thomas, 23, will be making his Major League debut with his first game appearance. The right-handed hitting Thomas was batting .229 (8-for-35) with 5 RBI in 11 games at Memphis this season, collecting 10 walks to go along with a .383 on-base pct. He had made six starts in left field and five in center field for the Redbirds.
The Knoxville, Tenn. native was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 5th round of the 2014 draft and was traded to the Cardinals on July 2, 2017 in exchange for International Cap Space. Thomas led all Cardinals minor league players in home runs (27) and RBI (88) in 2018 between Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA).
Thomas has been assigned uniform no. 35.