With starter Adam Wainwright likely done for the season with an Achilles injury, the Cardinals will initially look at internal candidates to replace the pitcher, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said that to fill Wainwright's spot in the rotation Thursday, the team will look to either lefties Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney or righthander Zach Petrick . That would seem to eliminate the Cardinals making a move for a veteran pitcher like the Phillies' Cole Hamels, at least for now. "If you get into May and early June and you don't feel like the internal options are the solution you were hoping for, then you might have to look outside," Mozeliak said.
Cardinals starting pitcher prospect Zach Petrick was promoted to Triple-A Memphis Sunday following the announcment Tyler Lyons will join the St. Louis rotation. Petrick, who was the team's minor-league pitcher of the year in 2013, was 2-0 with a 0.48 ERA and 0.75 WHIP in three starts for Double-A Springfield.
The Cardinals reassigned pitcher Zack Petrick and outfielder James Ramsey to minor-league camp Sunday.