May 14, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez (62) throws to a New York Mets batter during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated New York 10-4. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled
pitchers Carlos Martinez and Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.
Additionally, St. Louis optioned pitcher Keith Butler and first
baseman/outfielder Brock Peterson to Memphis.
Martinez is scheduled to make his first big league start Thursday night
against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The right-hander has pitched 10 times out of
the bullpen for the Cardinals this season and has pitched to a 5.56 ERA, but
has yet to record a decision.
Freeman was 7-2 with a 2.95 ERA and two saves in 44 games pitched with Memphis
this year. The left-hander made 24 relief appearances as a rookie for the
Cardinals last season, going 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA.
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