Thomas was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Friday.
Thomas got into seven games in his time in the big leagues, going 4-for-10 at the plate. He could be back up for his second crack at the majors when the Cardinals next need an outfielder. Tyler O'Neill (elbow) was activated off the injured list in a corresponding move.
Thomas went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in a win over the Brewers on Wednesday.
Thomas recorded both his first multi-hit game and stolen base in the win. The 23-year-old has enjoyed a solid start to his major-league career, going 4-for-10 with a home run, four RBI and a walk during the six games in which he's logged at least one at-bat.
Thomas entered Friday's loss to the Mets on Friday as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning and hit a two-run homer in his one at-bat.
Manager Mike Shildt called on Thomas to hit for pitcher Ryan Helsley in the sixth inning with two out and Dexter Fowler aboard, and the rookie gave the Cardinals some life by connecting on a 371-foot shot to right in what was his first big-league at-bat. In doing so, Thomas became the first player to do so since current teammate Paul DeJong accomplished the feat in 2017. The rookie is expected to remain with the Cardinals while Tyler O'Neill (elbow) and Harrison Bader (hamstring) are on the injured list.
Thomas will move up to the big club for the first time in his career, providing the Cardinals with another option in the outfield after Harrison Bader (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list. While Bader had been serving as the Cardinals' primary center fielder, those duties will fall to Dexter Fowler in Wednesday's series finale with the Brewers while Jose Martinez assumes Fowler's usual post in right field. Fowler, Martinez and Marcell Ozuna will likely represent manager Mike Shildt's preferred outfield alignment while Bader and Tyler O'Neill (arm) are on the IL, so Thomas' opportunities may be limited in his first taste of the big leagues.
Thomas was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday.
Thomas was slowed by rib-cage soreness early in spring but has since returned to action. He'll open the season at Memphis, where he hit .275/.321/.496 in 32 games last season.
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|2014||R-Gcl Blue Jays||34||131||21||34||8||4||0||11||21||33||7||3||.362||.382||.260|
|2014||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||18||65||10||21||4||0||1||8||6||16||2||0||.384||.431||.323|
|2016||R-GCL Blue Jays||6||21||8||9||5||0||1||4||2||6||2||1||.478||.810||.429|
|2017||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||73||274||34||69||12||6||4||38||27||84||8||7||.319||.383||.252|
|2017||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||9||35||5||9||0||1||0||3||3||10||2||2||.308||.314||.257|