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Alex Reyes returns to DL, 3 recalled from Memphis

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St. Louis Cardinals starter Alex Reyes throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) St. Louis Cardinals starter Alex Reyes throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Alex Reyes lasted just one start in his return from the DL before returning to the injury list.

The 23-year-old was placed on the 10-day DL with a lat strain, after finishing just four innings in Milwaukee in his first MLB action since 2016.

Reyes saw a significant decline in velocity over the course of the start, and though he allowed no runs, he appeared to labor through the latter two innings finishing with 73 pitches thrown. GM Michael Girsch termed it a "significant lat strain" for Reyes, who is set to see a specialist for a second opinion. The team expects Reyes to miss more than a few starts, emphasizing this is "not a minor injury."

The Cardinals recalled three players from Memphis Thursday. Lefty pitcher Austin Gomber, righthanded reliever Mike Mayers and first baseman Luke Voit all joined the team.

Outfielder Tyler O’Neill was optioned to Memphis following Wednesday game, and John Gant was sent to Memphis Thursday.

Molina and Martinez nearing returns

While the Reyes new couldn't be much worse, the Cardinals are getting positive news lately regarding two injured players on their way back to health. Yadier Molina has resumed baseball activities and could be sent for a rehab start as early as Saturday with Springfield. He took batting practice before Thursday's game at Busch Stadium, and has been posting to Instagram recent video of his own defensive workouts.

Meanwhile, Carlos Martinez could rejoin the Cardinals as early as Tuesday, which would have him covering Alex Reyes' next turn in the rotation. That's if all goes well for the right-handed hurler in a rehab start Thursday night as Springfield hosts Corpus Christi. That game begins at 7:10 pm. 

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