by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Cardinals recall Tyler Lyons; option Greg Garcia to Triple-A
The Cardinals made a pair of corresponding moves on Friday, as they recalled lefty pitcher Tyler Lyons and optioned infielder Greg Garcia to Triple-A, the team announced.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Cardinals recall Greg Garcia, place Dan Johnson on waivers
The Cardinals recalled infielder Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday after placing left fielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list. The team also designated first baseman Dan Johnson for assignment to clear a spot on the 25- and 40-man rosters for Brandon Moss, who was acquired in a trade with the Indians.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Cardinals call up Mitch Harris option Greg Garcia
The Cardinals recalled Mitch Harris from Triple-A Memphis before Saturday's game. Harris had a 4.00 ERA and two saves in nine appearances at Memphis. He's appeared in 16 games with the Cardinals earlier this season, going 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA. To make room on the roster, the team optioned infielder Greg Garcia to Memphis. Garcia hit .417 with a home run in 10 games with the Cardinals.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Cardinals' Greg Garcia hits first career home run on Friday
In his 19th career big-league game, Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia launched his first Major League home run on Friday night. Garcia's solo shot in the eighth inning tied the game at 2-2, as the Cardinals beat the Cubs 3-2 in 10 innings. Garcia came on as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and slugged the game-tying long ball off Pedro Strop. The former seventh-round draft pick just made his season-debut last Friday, but already has five hits in nine at-bats this season.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Cardinals to give 2B Greg Garcia a good look
Second baseman Greg Garcia drew his first start for the Cardinals on Saturday since being called up for Triple-A and manager Mike Matheny wants to see more of the young player in action, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Garcia has three hits in six at-bats this year and so far has shown some nice work with the glove at second. "We know he's the kind of player who can make an impact around here for us," Matheny said. "He's a versatile player. He's going good right now and I want to see it."
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Cardinals promote pair from Memphis and demote two
The Cardinals have shaken up their roster a bit, recalling first baseman Xavier Scruggs and left fielder Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis while optioning catcher Ed Easley and pitcher Mitch Harris. Scruggs owned a six-game hitting streak with the Redbirds before his recall. Garcia has been tearing it up all year to the tune of a .313/.405/.369 slash line with 27 runs and nine stolen bases in 214 at-bats. Harris is the more significant of the demoted. He pitched in 16 games for St. Louis this season while compiling a 3.63 ERA. Easley batted just twice in his stint with the team.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Cards send Tyler Lyons, Greg Garcia to Triple-A Memphis
The Cardinals announced another round of roster cuts on Saturday. The team optioned left-hander Tyler Lyons and infielder Greg Garcia down to Triple-A Memphis, and reassigned catcher Carson Kelly and infielder Breyvic Valera down to minor-league camp, according to MLB.com.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Cardinals prepping Kozma, Garcia as emergency catchers in spring
The Cardinals want to make sure they have all their bases covered this year. That's why infielders Pete Kozma and Greg Garcia are doing drills this spring to serve as emergency catchers if the situation ever presents itself. "I'll welcome anything," said Kozma, who may also see limited time in the outfield this spring. "I'll expect the unexpected, I guess. Be ready for anything. It doesn't matter where I play. As long as I'm on the field somewhere, I'm OK." Kozma, who is primarily used as a shortstop, hit .304 with four runs scored in 23 plate appearances in 2014. "I know how to call a game," Kozma said. "I can see all of Yadi's signs. Whenever he makes a mound visit, I'm right there. ... Getting back there and actually doing it, the ball will be a little different than being at the plate or seeing it. I will be able to see a lot more."
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
Cardinals make several moves
The Cardinals added outfielder Thomas Pham, second baseman Greg Garcia and reliever Samuel Tuivailala to their major-league roster Monday, designating outfielder Rafael Ortega and catcher Audry Perez for assignment. Garcia is the only one of the three callups with any major-league experience, having gone 2 for 12 in earlier stints with the Cardinals this season, but Pham has intriguing numbers, having hit .324 with 10 homers, 20 steals and an .886 OPS in 390 at-bats at Triple-A Memphis. Tuivailala, a converted infielder, has a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 14.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 48 appearances between three minor-league stops.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Cardinals recall Tyler Lyons, option Greg Garcia to Double-A
The Cardinals announced a pair of roster moves prior to Monday's game against Pittsburgh, MLB.com reports. The team optioned infielder Greg Garcia to Double-A Springfield, and in exchange they recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis. The move was made to add more pitching depth for St. Louis. Lyons went 0-3 with a 5.46 ERA over seven appearances (28 innings) in the majors this season.