St. Louis Cardinals recall Marco Gonzales for Double-Header


The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales for their double-header on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. Nobody is being removed from the roster as both teams are allowed to carry a 26th player due to having to play a double-header.

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Gonzales was called up earlier this season when the Cardinals were on the road to take on the Colorado Rockies. His debut came on June 25 at Coors Field. The Cardinals took Gonzales with the nineteenth overall selection in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. He’s already made three Major League starts this season.

The Gonzaga alumnus was put on the same fast track as 2012 first rounder Michael Wacha and was expected to make his debut in the latter part of the 2014 season. He has pitched for four levels of the Cardinals organization this season (A, AA, AAA, MLB). In 45.2 innings pitched this season with the the Memphis Redbirds, Gonzales has posted a 4-1 record with a 3.35 ERA in eight starts. Overall, Gonzales is 9-5 this season with a 2.43 ERA. In 122 innings, he’s walked 27 and struck out 117 batters. On August 24 against Fresno, Gonzales pitched six innings, allowing zero wins, and winning his forth straight decision since July 22.

To make room for Yadier Molina‘s return from the DL, the Cardinals optioned catcher Tony Cruz to Springfield (AA)