Poncedeleon was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday.
Poncedeleon walked one batter during one inning of work Sunday against the Astros. This was the best outing of what was an otherwise disappointing spring training for Poncedeleon, who gave up five runs on six hits and three walks over his previous two games.
Poncedeleon has fully recovered from a head injury he suffered last May and will report to the Cardinals' big-league camp this spring, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Poncedeleon underwent brain surgery immediately after being struck by a line drive during a game at the Triple-A level, but thankfully, he's been able to recover from the incident over the course of the last eight months. Prior to the injury, he posted a 2.17 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over six starts (29 innings) for Memphis, and although he will likely be back in Triple-A to begin the 2018 campaign, the 26-year-old is set to get his first opportunity against major-league hitting when spring training rolls around.