Greenwood has signed a minor league contract with the Cubs, MLB Trade Rumors reported Wednesday. Greenwood, a 14th-round pick in 2009, appeared in one major league game last season and allowed two runs without recording an out. In 2014 he posted a 4.75 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 36 relief innings. His control is impeccable, as he walked just 1.7 batter per nine innings in Triple-A last year, but hitters have teed off on him, as he allowed 16 home runs in 129 innings and struck out just 60 batters. Unless his stuff improves significantly, he just can't match up with major league hitting.
Just one day after promoting reliever Nick Greenwood from Triple-A Memphis, the Cardinals have sent him back down to the same team, per milb.com. Greenwood did not get a chance to pitch in his latest stint with the team. He did make one appearance in July and allowed two runs without recording an out.
The Cardinals have recalled a trio of pitchers from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday. Left-hander Tyler Lyons was summoned and he will start Wednesday's game against the Nationals, taking the place of Michael Wacha. Lyons has made nine appearances--six starts--for the Cardinals this season. He is 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA. His last big-league start came back on July 7. Along with Lyons, the Cardinals added right-handed relievers Miguel Socolovich and Nick Greenwood to the active roster, according to MLB.com.
The Cardinals optioned pitcher Nick Greenwood to Triple-A on Friday, the team announced. Greenwood never appeared in a game this season during a brief call up.
The Cardinals recalled two pitchers from Triple-A Memphis, the team announced on Saturday. St. Louis promoted RHP Sam Tuivailala and LHP Nick Greenwood prior to Saturday's game. Tuivailala was 2-0 with 12 saves and a 1.78 ERA with Memphis. He was 0-1, 6.00 in three games in a previous stint with the Cardinals earlier this year. Greenwood was 7-3, 5.42 in 12 starts and 10 relief appearances with Memphis. He last appeared with the Cardinals at the end of last season.