Ravelo was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday. Ravelo spent the weekend prior to the break with the Cardinals, striking out in both of his at-bats. He's gone 1-for-8 with the big-league club this season but owns a .323/.402/.512 slash line for Memphis.
Ravelo was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Friday. Ravelo reached the majors for the first time earlier this season, getting into just four games. The 27-year-old owns a strong .323/.402/.512 line in 71 contests for Triple-A Memphis. He'll likely fill a bench role during his time with the Cardinals. Lane Thomas was optioned in a corresponding move.
Ravelo was optioned back to Triple-A Memphis on Friday, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Yairo Munoz's reinstatement from the restricted list prompted the return of the long-tenured minor leaguer to the Redbirds. Ravelo went 1-for-6 over four games with the Cardinals during what was his first major-league stint in a professional career that dates back to 2010.
Ravelo went 1-for-4 in an extra-innings win over the Marlins on Wednesday, with the single serving as his first big-league hit. Everything associated with Ravelo's current stint with the Cardinals could be labeled as a long time coming, considering it's his first taste of big-league action after a nine-year minor-league career. Ravelo's first major-league hit came in his first start, as he'd appeared in a pinch-hitting capacity in his first two games Monday and Tuesday. The 27-year-old's starting opportunities should be few and far between while he remains up, considering he's essentially limited to playing first base behind Paul Goldschmidt.
The Cardinals are expected to select Ravelo's contract from Triple-A Memphis ahead of Monday's game against the Marlins, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports. Ravelo had an ugly start to the season with Memphis after a spring training injury but is now slashing .333/.414/.543 with nine homers through 63 games for the Redbirds. The 27-year-old is unlikely to see any extended playing time considering the Cardinals have all their starters healthy, but he's nonetheless set to receive his first taste of the majors.