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CARDINALS ACTIVATE BRETT CECIL FROM DISABLED LIST;
LEFTY RELIEVER TYLER WEBB OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)
ST. LOUIS, MO – August 15, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have activated left-handed pitcher Brett Cecil (right foot inflammation) from the 10-day disabled list. The team also announced that left-handed reliever Tyler Webb was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following last night’s game.
Cecil, 32, logged four scoreless innings over four appearances in his recent injury rehabilitation assignment with Memphis, allowing just two hits. The veteran reliever has appeared in 27 games with the Cardinals this season, totaling 23.2 innings pitched. Cecil had been sidelined since July 23, last appearing in a game for St. Louis on July 22 at Chicago.
Webb, a waiver claim from the Padres in late June, was unscored upon in his six outings (7.2 IP) with St. Louis. He has a 2.19 ERA in six appearances with Memphis, striking out 13 batters in 12.1 innings pitched. ...
CARDINALS ACTIVATE TYLER O’NEILL FROM DISABLED LIST;
ROOKIE OUTFIELDER ADOLIS GARCÍA OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)
ST. LOUIS, MO – August 14, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have activated rookie outfielder Tyler O’Neill from the 10-day disabled list. The team also announced that rookie outfielder Adolis García was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following last night’s game.
O’Neill has appeared in 23 games with the Cardinals this season, batting .309 with 3 HR’s and 9 RBI. In 64 games at Memphis, the 23-year-old O’Neill has compiled a .311 batting mark with 26 HR’s and 63 RBI.
In three games during his recent injury rehabilitation assignment with the triple-A Redbirds, O’Neill was 4-for-13 (.308) with a pair of RBI.
García, 25, appeared in five games with the Cardinals following his call-up on August 6, and collected his first Major League hit last Friday (Aug. 10) at Kansas City. He’s batting .269 with 21 HR’s and 67 RBI in 98 games at Memphis this season.
INF/OF JAIRO MUÑOZ PLACED ON 10-DAY D.L.; RHP LUKE GREGERSON TRANSFERRED TO 60-DAY D.L.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – August 11, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game that they have purchased the contract of rookie infielder Patrick Wisdom from Memphis (AAA), and placed rookie infielder/outfielder Yairo Muñoz on the 10-day disabled list (right wrist sprain). The club also announced that it transferred right-handed pitcher Luke Gregerson to the 60-day disabled list.
Wisdom, 26, is batting a career-best .289 (103-for-357) with 14 home runs and 58 RBI in a team-leading 103 games this season for the first-place Redbirds. The 2018 Pacific Coast League Mid-Season All-Star has appeared defensively in 89 games at third base and seven at first.
Selected by the Cardinals in the supplemental first round (52nd overall) of the June, 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of St. Mary's College of California, Wisdom has played in 747 career minor league games over seven minor league seasons. In 2017, Wisdom was named a PCL Post-Season All-Star at third base and a was key member of the PCL Champion Redbirds squad, where he was named Championship Series Most Valuable Player.
Wisdom ranks among Redbirds franchise leaders in home runs (50, 4th), RBI (177, 3rd), doubles (69, T6th), extra-base hits (122, 5th), total bases (500, 9th), games played (309, 10th), and at-bats (1,075, 10th).
With his first game appearance, Wisdom, who has been assigned uniform no. 21, will become the eighth player to make his Major League debut for the Cardinals this season, joining Jordan Hicks, Yario Muñoz, Tyler O’Neill, Austin Gomber, Daniel Poncedeleon, Dakota Hudson, and Adolis García.
Muñoz has appeared in 76 games for St. Louis during his Major League debut season, batting .284 (59-for-208) with six home runs and 31 RBI, appearing defensively at six different positions. The 23-year-old ranks among National League rookies in batting (3rd), hits (10th), doubles (12, 9th), RBI (6th), on-base percentage (.348, 4th), slugging percentage (.428, 5th), extra-base hits (18, 10th), and stolen bases (5, 4th). ...
Arizona Fall League 2018 The game schedule is released tomorrow but not the players' list. This was my favorite place to see games with the top prospects for every team and about 200 people in attendance. It was really low-key and fun to watch.
Surprise Saguaros (Surprise Stadium) • Kansas City Royals • Pittsburgh Pirates • St. Louis Cardinals • Texas Rangers • Toronto Blue Jays
Manager: Stubby Clapp (Cardinals) Pitching coaches: Bryan Hickerson (Pirates), Jose Jaimes (Rangers) Hitting coach: Brian Buchanan (Royals) Position coach: Andy Fermin (Blue Jays) Trainers: Daniel Leja (Blue Jays), Alex Rodriguez (Rangers) ...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – August 7, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have activated right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross today and that they had optioned right-handed pitcher John Brebbia to Memphis (AAA) following last night’s game.
Ross, 31, who was claimed off waivers from San Diego on Sunday, is expected to join the St. Louis bullpen.
Overall this season, the former 2014 National League All-Star and nine-year veteran right-hander has gone 6-9 with a 4.45 ERA (123.1 IP) and 107 strikeouts in 22 starts with the Padres. Ross has limited opposing batters to a .240 average against (112-466), including a .177 mark (38-215) against right-handed hitters that ranks as the 4th-lowest among all qualified Major League pitchers.
Brebbia is 1-3 with a 3.83 ERA (40.0 IP), two saves, and 45 strikeouts in 33 games across five stints for St. Louis this season. In six games since his most recent recall on July 21, the 28-year-old has logged a 2.45 ERA and struck out nine over 7.1 innings.