Voit blasted a solo home run in a pinch-hit at-bat during Monday's 10-2 loss to the Cubs.
The rookie hasn't drawn a start since Aug. 30, and his seventh-inning solo blast was his first round tripper since July 9. The 25-year-old has acquitted himself decently in his first regular-season exposure to big-league arms, slashing .250/.308/.444 with four homers and 18 RBI over 117 plate appearances, although his 25.6 percent strikeout rate leaves plenty of room for improvement. Voit will look to make an impression in spring training next year and build on the experience he gained this season.
Voit will head to the bench after going 0-for-4 with a trio of strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers. He's started both games at first base since Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) landed on the disabled list -- with Matt Carpenter sliding over to third base -- so he'll likely continue to see starts until Gyorko returns. Jose Martinez, who is starting over him Thursday, could also see some starts at first base.
Voit went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and four RBI against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Interestingly enough, Voit drove in half those runs with a single out; with the bases loaded in the third inning, he hit into a fielder's choice that plated two runs thanks to Dexter Fowler's brilliant baserunning. This was Voit's first start since being recalled from Triple-A, and if Matt Carpenter keeps sliding over to third base in Jedd Gyorko's (hamstring) absence, the 26-year-old rookie could draw a decent number of additional starts at first base. That could result in some late-season fantasy value, as Voit has mashed at Triple-A this year.
Voit was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.
The Cardinals will bring back Voit from the Triple-A club to offer some extra depth in the corner infield following Jedd Gyorko's (hamstring) placement on the disabled list in a corresponding move. With Matt Carpenter on track to assume an everyday role at first base and outfielders Stephen Piscotty and Jose Martinez also capable of playing the position when needed, it's unlikely that Voit will see steady at-bats in his latest stint with the Cardinals.
Voit was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday.
While Voit has maintained a respectable .783 OPS over 43 games since receiving the call to the majors, the Cardinals hadn't been able to find regular starts for the first baseman, who has picked up just 23 at-bats in 18 games in August. The 26-year-old will get the chance to take back an everyday role with Memphis for the next week or so before presumably rejoining the Cardinals as a September callup.
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