Cardinals recall Austin Gomber from Memphis, Jack Flaherty optioned

This is a 2018 photo of Austin Gomber of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. (Credit: AP Photo / Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS ( – Rookie left-handed pitcher Austin Gomber was recalled from Memphis ahead of Sunday’s Cardinals game.

The 24-year-old is coming off a record-setting 16 strikeout performance on April 23 at Iowa and is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his four starts for Memphis. He was assigned uniform number 68.

Following Saturday night’s game, right-handed pitcher Jack Flaherty was optioned to the triple-A Redbirds.

The Cardinals take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at 12:35 p.m. Sunday.

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