(Update 7:35): Although some news has finally hit the wire, there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding the call-up of Mike Parisi. According to an article by Nate Latsch of MLB.com, Parisi will assume Anthony Reyes’ role. A different story, by R.B. Fallstrom, suggests that perhaps Joel Pineiro will miss tomorrow’s start in Denver. I guess we’ll know more as the night progresses.
Tonight’s game against the Cubs is on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. First pitch is about a half-hour away, so any updates on the Parisi/Reyes situation will be in my post-game wrap.
(Update 6:00): Rumor has it that Mike Parisi will start tomorrow in Colorado. No word yet on how the shake-up affects the rest of the rotation, but I’ll keep you informed. Also, it seems as if Jess Todd has also been promoted to AA.
(Update 4:40): It’s official. Mike Parisi has been promoted to St. Louis. To make room on the roster, Anthony Reyes has been optioned to Memphis. There has to be more to this. I think Parisi may get a start in the upcoming Colorado series. Check back for more updates.
Up and down the Cardinals’ organization today, there are pitchers on the move. It looks as if Tyler Herron is being promoted to AA Springfield, both Jaime Garcia and P.J. Walters are being moved up to AAA Memphis, and Mike Parisi is heading to the Show.
Of course, a 25-man roster move must be made to make room for Parisi, but at this point (4:00 pm Eastern), we can only speculate. Several things can be happening. Most likely, an extra arm is needed in Memphis due to the rainout yesterday and the “game and a half” they’re playing today. Parisi was originally scheduled to get the start, but is no longer listed on the roster.
A quick look at the Cardinals’ roster, and you’ll notice Parisi isn’t yet listed. It is peculiar, however, that the probable pitchers section on the Cards’ official site leaves Wednesday’s starter “to be announced”. Maybe nothing here, but I’ll update this post when new information is available.
I expect either a DL stint for someone, or an Anthony Reyes demotion. I guess we’ll see.