Following the 13-2 win over the Chicago Cubs last night, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak was clear that Marco Gonzales won’t be going back to Memphis this year.
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If Gonzales does go back to Memphis, it will not be until the start of the 2015 baseball season as he has more pressing duties to attend to with the Cardinals. Most of this has to do with the injuries with the Cardinals rotation.
John Mozeliak spoke with Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last night.
"“He’s not going anywhere,” said general manager John Mozeliak. This suggests that Gonzales would be a candidate to open a four-game series in Milwaukee next Thursday when struggling Justin Masterson’s turn would come around again."
As Redbird Rants wrote last night, Masterson’s Cardinals career is essentially finished. Mo’s comments to the Commish more or less confirm just that.
Under the 26th player rule in Major League Baseball, Hummel informs us that the “player does not have to be the one sent out the next day.” It could be another player for all that we know right now.
The Memphis Redbirds have clinched the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division. This is the fourth time in franchise history in which Memphis will play in the postseason. What this means is that September call-up candidates like Tim Cooney, Stephen Piscotty, Zach Petrick, Pete Kozma, Xavier Scruggs, and Thomas Pham will have to wait until following Memphis postseason exit before they can make the trip to the Show.