Cards recall Blazek, option Martinez -

Cards recall Blazek, option Martinez

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By John Bailey By John Bailey

(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.

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