(BaseballStL) – The Cardinals made a roster move prior to Wednesday’s game against the Reds at Busch Stadium by promoting RHP Michael Blazek and optioning Carlos Martinez to AAA-Memphis.
Blazek, 24, has a 2.77 ERA to go along with a pair of saves this season for the Cards AAA club and has already made 10 appearances in St. Louis this year already.
Martinez was a candidate to start for the Cardinals on Tuesday, the next time they’ll need a fifth starter in their rotation.
It’s still possible he could make that start given that rosters expand to 40 on September 1 and he is eligible to return by then.
Tyler Lyons and Michael Wacha are also candidates for that assignment as well.