St. Louis Cardinals' Luke Voit, left, smiles as he gets a hug from pitcher Carlos Martinez after Voit scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
ST. LOUIS (BaseballStL) -
The Cardinals announced prior to Tuesday’s game against the White Sox that they have recalled first baseman Luke Voit from Memphis and optioned right-hander Mike Mayers to the AAA Redbirds.
Voit was batting .205 in 12 game for Memphis after he missed the beginning of the season with an oblique strain. The 27-year-old St. Louis native batted .246 with 4 HRs and 18 RBIs for his hometown team a year ago.
More impressively, Voit batted .300 (10-for-33) with 1 HR as a pinch-hitter last season; a role he will presumably take on with the big league club this season.
Voit will wear uniform number 40.
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