June 29, 2014

Cardinals recall Rondon from Memphis; option Fornataro

  ST. LOUIS, MO (June 29, 2014) – The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled right-handed pitcher Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis this morning and will be activated for today’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  To make room, right-handed pitcher Eric Fornataro was optioned to Memphis following Saturday’s game.
                Rondon, 26, has been in the Major Leagues twice this season with the Cardinals but has yet to appear in a game.  He was 3-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 27 appearances at Memphis, striking out 23 batters in 34.1 innings.
                Fornataro made one appearance during his most recent recall, yesterday, allowing two runs over two innings against the Dodgers.  He has appeared in eight games this season with the Cardinals without registering a decision and posting a 4.66 ERA in 9.2 innings.

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