St. Louis Cardinals Activate Outfielder Tyler O’Neill

photo: Tyler O’Neill (Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports)

St. Louis Cardinals press release

Tyler O’Neill (Steve Mitchell/Imagn)

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s (Friday, April 26) series opener with Cincinnati, that they have activated outfielder Tyler O’Neill (right elbow ulnar nerve subluxation) from the 10-day Injured List and optioned outfielder Lane Thomas to Memphis (AAA).

O’Neill, who went on the I.L. on April 16, appeared in three games with Springfield (AA) during an injury rehabilitation assignment (April 23-25) and was 1-for-11 with a homer last night against Amarillo.   The right-handed hitting O’Neill was batting .286 (8-for-28) with a homer and four RBI in 14 games to begin the season with St. Louis.

Thomas, who homered for his first Major League hit last Friday (April 19), was 4-for-10 with 4 RBI (all as pinch hitter) in his seven games played with the Cardinals.

Lane Thomas (Steve Mitchell/Imagn)

Brian Walton’s take

These moves were expected, with Memphis yet to announce its corresponding move to make room for the return of Thomas. The rookie, The Cardinal Nation’s seventh-ranked prospect, performed well both offensively and defensively, and appears to have positioned himself ahead of Adolis Garcia as the first outfielder to be recalled from Triple-A when a need arises in St. Louis.

However, for now at least, the Cardinals outfield is at full strength with the activation of Harrison Bader on Wednesday and now, O’Neill.

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