ST. Louis-Cardinals made four roster moves with Brewers before Sunday’s series finale. This includes pairs that could rock the outfielder mix in the foreseeable future.
The team announced on Sunday morning that outfielder Tyler O’Neill was on the list of injured for 10 days with right crotch tension and that right-fielder Johan Oviedo and outfielder Lane Thomas were recalled from an alternative training site in Sauget, Illinois. In addition, right-handed pitcher Jake Woodford was optionally selected as an alternative site after the match on Saturday.
After grounding twice from Saturday’s match, O’Neill was sent off due to the tightness of the base of his right leg, hitting .143 (28-4) with three RBIs in eight games with a home run. Since he has started all eight Cardinals games with his left fielder so far, the club needs to rely on a combination of Thomas, John Nogoski, Austin Dean and Tommy Edman to absorb the at-bats available in the outfield. there is.
Thomas’s career averaged .216 batting average and .782 OPS, but he struggled quite a bit in 2021, especially after returning from the COVID-19 injured list stint, ending the season with .111 batting average and OPS.450. .. With the appearance of 40 plates.
Oviedo made his Major League Baseball debut last season, scoring 5.47 ERA with five starts.
Woodford made two relief appearances this season, allowing two runs with four strikes in 4.0 innings.