Brebbia Returns to Cardinals as Carpenter Moves to Injured List

photo: Taylor Davis and Matt Carpenter (Quinn Harris/Imagn)

St. Louis Cardinals press release

John Brebbia (Steve Mitchell/Imagn)

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game (Tuesday, July 2) in Seattle that they have activated right-handed pitcher John Brebbia from the Paternity List and placed infielder Matt Carpenter (lower back strain) on the 10-day Injured List, retroactive to June 29.

Carpenter is batting .216 with 10 HR’s & 28 RBI in 77 games this season.  He appeared as a pinch-hitter on Friday, June 28 at San Diego in the opening game of the current road trip, but hadn’t started since June 25.

Brebbia left the team on June 29 to join his wife, Amanda, for the birth of the couple’s first child.   He’s 1-3 with 3.40 ERA in 36 games in relief this season.


Brian Walton’s take

Matt Carpenter (Steve Mitchell/Imagn)

Interesting in that Carpenter’s Sunday absence was said to be a stomach ailment, not a back problem. The latter has been an ongoing issue for the third baseman over the years.

Carpenter’s injury opens the door for rookie Tommy Edman to remain with St. Louis, though Yairo Munoz is starting at third base on Tuesday night. St. Louis’ other third baseman, Jedd Gyorko, remains on the IL himself.

Perhaps the time away will help Brebbia, who struggled to an 8.71 ERA in June. Even so, Brebbia’s 36 appearances this season is just one off a share of the team lead (John Gant).

With Brebbia’s return, the Cardinals are back to eight relievers and four reserve position players.


For more

To track the Cardinals’ draft picks, the 25- and 40-man rosters as well as all players in the system by position and level, check out the Roster Matrix, always free and updated here at The Cardinal Nation. Also included is every player transaction across the full organization all year long.


Bonus for members of The Cardinal Nation

Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 13


Not yet a member?

Join The Cardinal Nation for the most comprehensive coverage of the St. Louis Cardinals from the majors through the entire minor league system. Annual members may purchase the new 2019 Prospect Guide PDF for less than half price. In addition, our limited edition printed and bound Guides are $5 off, so get yours today!

Brian Walton can be reached via email at brian@thecardinalnation.com or for fastest turnaround, pose your questions on The Cardinal Nation’s members-only forum. Follow Brian on Twitter.

© 2019 The Cardinal Nation, thecardinalnation.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.