The Cardinals recalled Socolovich from Triple-A Memphis on Friday. Socolovich will take the roster spot of Sam Tuivailala, who was optioned to Memphis in the corresponding move. Socolovich has appeared in just two games with the Cardinals this season, but he excelled out of the team's bullpen last year, posting a 1.82 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 29.2 innings. Expect him to work in middle relief for the big club.
Socolovich was demoted to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday. The Cardinals were in need of a spot on the 25-man roster for Sunday's starter, Mike Mayers, and Socolovich appears to be the odd man out. Given that it's a spot start for Mayers, it's quite possible Socolovich's trip to the minors will be a short one.
The Cardinals optioned Socolovich to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday. Socolovich was afforded six appearances with the big club this spring, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk to go with six strikeouts in seven innings. While he'll once again act as organizational bullpen depth to start the season, expect the 29-year-old righty to be one of the first called upon if injury or subpar play plague one of the relievers in the Cardinals' pen.
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 have demoted reliever Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Memphis and designated for assignment fellow pitcher Marcus Hatley to create a roster spot for just-acquired Jonathan Broxton, per the Belleville News-Democrat. Socolovich has performed quite well this season to the tune of a 1.54 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 23 1/3 innings. He has allowed one earned run in his last 11 2/3 innings pitched. Hatley hurled 1 1/3 shutout innings in two appearances during his brief stint with St. Louis in early July.