Cardinals recall Luke Weaver; option Mayers - KMOV.com

Cardinals recall Luke Weaver; option Mayers

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The Cardinals have promoted Luke Weaver to the majors.

Ahead of Monday night's game with the Marlins, the Cardinals announced Weaver would be recalled, and Mike Mayers optioned to Triple-A Memphis.

Weaver, 23, will be making his 2017 debut with the Cardinals.  The former number one draft selection made his majors debut last season, going 1-4 with a 5.70 ERA in nine games (eight starts), totaling 36.1 innings pitched. Weaver has enjoyed a strong season at Memphis this season, going 7-1 with a 1.93 ERA in 11 games started, allowing just 19 walks and three home runs in his 56.0 innings pitched while striking out 60.

Weaver was the Cards number one draft pick (27th player overall) in the 2014 draft. He will wear number 62.

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