The St. Louis Cardinals announced a series of roster moves prior to this afternoon’s game at Chicago.
The team announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Johan Oviedo from Memphis (AAA) and selected the contract of rookie left-handed pitcher Zack Thompson from Memphis.
Pitchers Matthew Liberatore and Kodi Whitley were optioned to Memphis following last night’s game, and Memphis infielder Kramer Robertson has been designated for assignment to make room for Thompson on the 40-player Major League roster.
In addition, outfielder Tyler O’Neill (right shoulder impingement) will begin an injury rehabilitation assignment with Memphis and outfielder Dylan Carlson (left hamstring strain) will begin an injury rehabilitation assignment with Springfield (AA). O’Neill has been out since May 18, missing 14 games, and Carlson has been sidelined since May 22, missing 11 games.
Oviedo, 24, has appeared in 19 games (18 starts) with the Cardinals since debuting in 2020. The 6-5, 260-pound Cuba native was 4-2 with a 5.58 ERA in 10 starts for Memphis this season. Thompson, the Cardinals 1st round draft selection (19th overall) in 2019, will become the 9th Cardinal to debut this season with his first game appearance. The 24-year-old University of Kentucky alum was 2-2 with a 4.67 ERA in his 10 starts for Memphis season.
Oviedo wears uniform no. 59 and Thompson no. 57.