Woodford fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed two hits and a walk in a loss to the Mets on Thursday. He struck out two.
The right-hander opened the season by allowing two earned runs over 2.1 innings to the Reds on April 3, but he's bounced back to post 3.2 scoreless frames across two appearances since while bouncing on and off the big-league roster.
Woodford was recalled by the Cardinals on Friday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Woodford opened the season on the big-league roster but made just two appearances before being sent down, allowing two runs in four innings with a 5:4 K:BB. Daniel Ponce de Leon landed on the injured list with shoulder inflammation in a corresponding move.
Woodford was optioned to the alternate training site Sunday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The right-hander fired 1.2 scoreless frames during Saturday's loss to the Brewers, and he'll head to the alternate site as the Cardinals rotate their roster pieces. Woodford should be in the mix to rejoin the big-league club when another arm is required.
Woodford, who fired 2.2 scoreless innings during which he allowed two hits and a walk while recording three strikeouts against the Nationals on Sunday, owns an 0.79 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and .162 BAA across 11.1 innings over seven Grapefruit League appearances.
The 24-year-old has allowed one earned run all spring and has worked at least two innings on three occasions, displaying both his consistency and versatility. Woodford endured a rough landing as a rookie last season with a 5.57 ERA across 21 innings, but his body of work in Grapefruit League play seems to indicate the experience he garnered may now be paying dividends heading into his second major-league campaign.
The Cardinals deactivated Woodford from their 28-man roster Wednesday ahead of the team's wild-card series with the Padres, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
St. Louis swapped out Woodford and Seth Elledge from the roster in exchange for Daniel Ponce de Leon and Andrew Knizner. Woodford made 12 appearances (one start) for the Cardinals during the regular season, posting a 5.57 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and a 16:5 K:BB in 21 innings.
Woodford (1-0) threw two-thirds of an inning without allowing a baserunner to pick up the win in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Woodford came on in relief of starter Kwang Hyun Kim and became the pitcher of record when the Cardinals erupted for all five of their runs in the top of the seventh inning. Through 10 appearances this season, Woodford has a 6.16 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.
Woodford pitched three innings in relief of Jack Flaherty on Friday, allowing one run on three hits in a loss to the Cubs. He neither walked nor struck out a batter.
Woodford relieved Flaherty in the third inning and the former did well, outside of a Willson Contreras solo home run in the sixth. Through 13.2 innings, Woodford has a 3.95 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and eight strikeouts. He has yet to walk a batter in six appearances this season.
Woodford gave up two runs on five hits and struck out three over 3.1 relief innings in Friday's loss to Cleveland.
Woodford relieved starter Daniel Ponce de Leon, who couldn't complete the first inning. Over his outing, Woodford did a decent job of keeping the game close. The right-hander has a 2.61 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and seven strikeouts across 10.1 innings this year. Three of his four appearances have come in a long-relief role. As a starter with Triple-A Memphis last year, he posted a 4.15 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 131:75 K:BB in 151.2 innings.
Woodford fired two scoreless innings in a win over the Royals on Monday, allowing two hits and no walks.
Woodford finished off the Royals over the last pair of frames with his second consecutive scoreless two-inning appearance. The 23-year-old right-hander's early-career body of work has been nearly flawless, as Woodford has allowed just one run, which came on a solo home run by fellow prospect Luis Robert in the pitcher's big-league debut against the White Sox on Aug. 15. Woodford has already shuttled between the Cardinals' alternate training site in Springfield and the majors on multiple occasions, but given his success thus far, he could stick around for the balance of the regular season as a multi-inning relief asset.
The Cardinals recalled Woodford from their alternate training site ahead of Thursday's game against the Reds.
Woodford will remain in the majors after serving as the 29th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. In his lone appearance for the Cardinals this season, Woodford allowed three runs and registered three strikeouts in three innings.
Woodford was called up to serve as the 29th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Woodford filled the same role during Monday's doubleheader but did not appear in either contest. He did make one appearance earlier in the year, allowing one run in three innings.
Woodford was optioned to the Cardinals' alternate training site Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Woodford didn't appear during the team's doubleheader against the Cubs on Monday despite serving as the 29th man, and he'll now return to alternate camp. The right-hander has made one start for the Cardinals this season, allowing one run on one hit and no walks while striking out three over three innings.
Woodford was named the 29th man for Monday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Woodford was optioned by the Cardinals on Sunday, but he'll remain with the major-league roster for the twin bill against the Cubs. He should remain on the taxi squad after Monday's pair of games so he can be available for the Cardinals on short notice.
Woodford was optioned off the Cardinals' active roster Sunday.
He will stick around on the taxi squad for the rest of the current road trip. Woodford will likely be called upon later this summer when the Cardinals have a need for a fresh bullpen arm.
Woodford allowed one hit and no walks while striking out three across three innings in the second game of a doubleheader against the White Sox on Saturday. He did not factor into decision.
Woodford made his major-league debut and appeared poised on the mound, allowing only a solo home run to Luis Robert. He was yanked after throwing 34 pitches, though it's unclear how far Woodford has been stretched out. With plenty of doubleheaders on the docket for the Cardinals, Woodford could be in line to open in bullpen games going forward.
Woodford is starting Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Woodford will make his major-league debut in the second game of Saturday's twin bill as the Cardinals plan to utilize a bullpen game. The right-hander made 26 starts with Triple-A Memphis last season, posting a 4.15 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 151.2 innings.
Woodford was recalled by the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Woodford didn't make the Cardinals' initial 30-man roster, but he'll join the team after Miles Mikolas (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. While manager Mike Shildt hasn't named a replacement for Mikolas' vacated spot in the rotation, Woodford could be a candidate due to his experience as a starter in the minors. The right-hander made 26 starts with Triple-A Memphis last year, posting a 4.15 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 151.2 innings.
The Cardinals optioned Woodford to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.
Woodford was a long-shot candidate for the final spot in the Cardinals' Opening Day rotation, so it comes as little surprise that he was sent packing in the early round of cuts. The right-hander will prepare for a repeat season at Memphis after posting a 4.15 ERA and 131:75 K:BB in 151.2 innings with the affiliate in 2091.
Woodford was added to the Cardinals' 40-man roster Wednesday.
Woodford was in the conversation for a spot in the Cardinals' big-league rotation last season, but the spot ultimately went to Daniel Ponce de Leon. In Woodford's first full season with Triple-A Memphis in 2019, he posted a 4.15 ERA with a 131:75 K:BB over 151.2 innings. His addition to the 40-man roster protects him from the Rule 5 draft, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the 23-year-old make his major-league debut sometime next season.
Woodford is a candidate to start Wednesday's game in Philadelphia, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
With Michael Wacha getting demoted to the bullpen, the Cardinals will need to summon a starter from Triple-A. Per Langosch, it will either be Woodford or Daniel Ponce de Leon. Ponce de Leon is on the 40-man roster, while Woodford is not, but Woodford could make that start on normal rest while Ponce de Leon would be making the start on six days rest. Neither pitcher projects to be a major fantasy asset. Woodford has a 5.33 FIP, 1.25 WHIP and 50:33 K:BB in 56.2 innings at Triple-A. Alex Reyes (finger) still hasn't been cleared to hit at Triple-A and Austin Gomber (biceps) isn't expected to come off the minor-league injured list until next weekend. Both Reyes and Gomber are better long-term rotation options, so one could displace whoever makes the start Wednesday in short order.
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