(BaseballStL) – Thursday morning the Cardinals recalled Carlos Martinez and lefty Sam Freeman from Memphis, and sent righty Keith Butler and utility man Brock Peterson down.
Martinez makes his first MLB start Thursday in his third trip to the bigs. He will take the hill in the series finale against the Dodgers following a wild pitching carousel Wednesday night.
For St. Louis, Martinez has worked entirely in relief. He’s had no decisions in 10 games, but struck out 11 in 11.1 innings.
He will be the fifth rookie to make a start this season for the Cards.