Cardinals Activate Cecil, Send Webb Down

photo: Brett Cecil (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

St. Louis Cardinals press release

Brett Cecil (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon (Wednesday, August 15) that they have activated left-handed pitcher Brett Cecil (right foot inflammation) from the 10-day disabled list.  The team also announced that left-handed reliever Tyler Webb was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following last night’s game.

Cecil, 32, logged four scoreless innings over four appearances in his recent injury rehabilitation assignment with Memphis, allowing just two hits.  The veteran reliever has appeared in 27 games with the Cardinals this season, totaling 23.2 innings pitched.  Cecil had been sidelined since July 23, last appearing in a game for St. Louis on July 22 at Chicago.

Webb, a waiver claim from the Padres in late June, was unscored upon in his six outings (7.2 IP) with St. Louis.  He has a 2.19 ERA in six appearances with Memphis, striking out 13 batters in 12.1 innings pitched.

Brian Walton’s take

Nothing to see here. The moves were expected – at least by me.

Reliever Roulette

Prior to this, Memphis was at 25 active players, so will need to make another roster move to accommodate the return of Webb. We will have the details when it is announced.

Victor Roache (Springfield Cardinals)

Update – Roache clipped

In the corresponding move at Memphis, outfielder Victor Roache has been returned to Springfield. The 26-year old was promoted to Triple-A on August 9, but now that Adolis Garcia is back, he is no longer needed.

In five games with the Redbirds, the right-handed hitter went 1-for-7, a single. With Springfield he has 18 home runs and 56 RBI in 108 games but with an uninspiring slash line of .223/.294/.396/.690.

Roache was a minor league free agent signing in January.

Memphis and Springfield are now both at 25 active players.

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