Relief pitcher Eduardo Sanchez #52 of the St. Louis Cardinals works against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 29, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Eduardo Sanchez By Doug Pensinger
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled right-handed reliever Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Memphis and released struggling lefty J.C. Romero.
The 23-year-old Sanchez was 0-2 with a 6.08 ERA in 14 appearances in the minors but did not allow a run in his last five outings. He didn’t give up any runs in seven spring training games, with 14 strikeouts in eight innings.
The 34-year-old Romero allowed nine runs in 3 1-3 innings in his last three appearances and was 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA in eight innings over 11 games overall. The Cardinals were the sixth team in 12 seasons for Romero.
Monday’s move leaves the Cardinals with one lefty, Marc Rzepczynski.