St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

July 1, 2016

Cards disable Siegrist

Reliever Sam Tuivailala recalled from Memphis (AAA)

ST. LOUIS,  Mo. , July 1, 2016 The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 30, due to mononucleosis.
Right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala has been recalled from Memphis (AAA) and will join the Cardinals for tonight’s series opener with Milwaukee.
Tuivailala, 23, was 2-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 29 games for the Triple-A Redbirds, converting 13 of 16 save opportunities.  “Tui” fanned 48 batters in his 32.0 innings pitched, and during the month of June, he converted 8 of 10 save opportunities, striking out 20 batters in 13.1 innings pitched.
The 6-3, 225-pound Tuivailala owns a career mark of 0-1, 5.17 ERA in 16 games with the Cardinals between 2014 and 2015.  He’s recorded 21 strikeouts in his 15.2 innings pitched in the majors.
Tuivailala wears uniform no. 64.

June 19, 2016

Cardinals activate RHP Seth Maness from D.L.

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 19, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have activated right-handed pitcher Seth Maness from the 15-day disabled list (right elbow inflammation) and optioned left-handed pitcher Dean Kiekhefer to Memphis (AAA).
  Maness , 27, went on the disabled list May 13 after going 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA in 13 games (12.2 IP) to begin the season.   He combined to go 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five games (5.0 IP) with Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA) during his injury rehabilitation assignment.   He pitched a scoreless inning last Thursday (June 16) at Nashville in his most recent appearance.
Kiekhefer, a rookie, was 0-0 with a 5.73 ERA in 11 games (11.0 IP) with St. Louis.

June 18, 2016

Cards recall Tommy Pham from Memphis (AAA)


ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 18, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have recalled outfielder Tommy Pham from Memphis (AAA) and optioned outfielder Randal Grichuk to the triple-A club.
  Pham, 28, the Cardinals Opening Day starter in left field, was batting a combined .250 (31-for-124) with 4 HR’s and 19 RBI in 37 games with Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA).   Pham homered in each of his past two games with Memphis and drove in seven runs.  The right-handed hitting outfielder owns a .263 career batting average (41-for-156) with 5 HR’s and 18 RBI in 59 games for the Cardinals.
Pham suffered a left oblique injury on Opening Day (April 3) at Pittsburgh, taking just one at-bat, and was placed on the disabled list the next day.  He was activated from the disabled list on May 17 and optioned to Memphis.
Grichuk, 24, was batting .206 with 8 HR’s and 27 RBI in 62 games this season.

Wong recalled


ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 17, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled second baseman Kolten Wong from Memphis (AAA) and that outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker has been optioned to the triple-A club.
  Wong, who was optioned to Memphis following the Cardinals game on June 5, hit safely in all seven of his games with the Redbirds, batting .429 (12-for-28) with 4 HR’s and 11 RBI.   He hit a pair of homers in his first game with the Redbirds (June 9 vs. Colorado Springs), including a game-winning grand slam, and he also hit a pair of homers with 4 RBI on June 14 at Nashville. 
Wong started in centerfield for the Redbirds in three games (28.0 innings) where he handled four chances and recorded an outfield assist.  Wong, 25, was batting .222 (28-for-126) with one home run and 5 RBI in 49 games with St. Louis this season.
Hazelbaker, a rookie, was batting .250 (31-for-124) with 7 HR’s and 19 RBI in 61 games.  He has hit three pinch-hit home runs, and was leading the team with four stolen bases.