Cardinals Recall Pitcher Genesis Cabrera from Memphis


ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 13, 2019 –The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in New York, that they have recalled rookie left-handed pitcher Génesis Cabrera (pronounced hen-e-sis) from Memphis (AAA) and placed rookie right-handed pitcher Ryan Helsley (right shoulder impingement) on the 10-day Injured List.

Cabrera, 22, is being recalled for the second time this season.   He’s made a pair of starts for the Cardinals this season, including his Major League debut on May 29 at Philadelphia.  Cabrera’s last outing for the Cardinals came on June 4 in a start vs. Cincinnati.  He was optioned back to Memphis following the game on June 4 after going 0-2 with a 6.48 ERA in his two starts with St. Louis that totaled 8.1 innings pitched.

The Dominican-born Cabrera is 3-3 with a 5.84 ERA in 10 games (8 starts) for Memphis this season.  He worked 5.0 innings, allowing one run, while fanning eight in his most recent outing on June 9 at Reno.

Helsley, who was recalled from Memphis on Monday (June 10), worked 1/3 of an inning last night in Miami.  The rookie hurler has made seven relief appearances for the Cardinals this season, going 0-0 with a 3.48 ERA, striking out 12 in 10.1 innings pitched.

Cabrera wears uniform no. 61.

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