Cards Recall Rookie RHP Ryan Helsley from Memphis


ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 5, 2019 –The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game, that they have recalled rookie right-handed pitcher Ryan Helsley from Memphis (AAA) and optioned rookie left-handed pitcher Génesis Cabrera to the triple-A Redbirds.

Helsley, 24, will be making his third stint with the Cardinals, after having been previously recalled on April 16 and again on May 17.  The 6-2, 230-pound Oklahoma native has made four relief appearances with the Cardinals, totaling 8.0 innings pitched with just four hits allowed and 10 strikeouts for a 3.38 ERA.  Three of his four appearances with the Cardinals, including his Major League debut on April 16, have been two innings or more.

Since returning to Memphis following an option on May 22, Helsley has made two starts, going 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA (5.2 IP/3 ER) and eight strikeouts.   He’s 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in nine games (5 starts) for Memphis overall this season, striking out 22 batters in 23.1 IP and allowing just one home run.  His most recent outing came in a start on May 31 vs. Oklahoma City when he fanned six batters in his 2.2 IP.

Helsley wears uniform no. 56.

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