Oviedo was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday.
Oviedo struggled in his latest outing, lasting just two innings in his start Friday against the Padres while giving up three runs, walking five batters and hitting another. He now owns a 5.74 ERA through three starts and one relief appearance. Junior Fernandez was recalled in a corresponding move.
Oviedo (0-2) took the loss Friday, allowing two runs on two hits and five walks over two innings as the Cardinals fell 5-4 to the Padres.
Making his fourth start, Oviedo struggled with his control, loading the bases with no outs in the third inning. He's struggled as a spot starter for St. Louis and isn't a viable fantasy option until he can find the plate with more consistency.
The Cardinals list Oviedo as their probable starter for Friday's game against the Padres.
Unless he's needed in relief for the final two games of St. Louis' ongoing series with the Brewers, Oviedo will slot into the rotation this weekend as a replacement for Carlos Martinez (ankle), who was moved to the 10-day injured list Tuesday. Oviedo performed respectably in his three outings (two starts) with St. Louis earlier this season, but he was bashed in his most recent appearance at Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, surrendering five earned runs over 2.2 innings.
The Cardinals recalled Oviedo from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.
St. Louis summoned Oviedo from the minors as a replacement for Carlos Martinez (ankle), who was moved to the 10-day injured list. Martinez had been in line to make a start this weekend in San Diego, so Oviedo could be plugged into the rotation in the short term if he isn't needed out of the bullpen for the Cardinals' upcoming three-game series with the Brewers. Oviedo has previously made three appearances (two starts) for St. Louis this season, posting a 4.61 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB in 13.2 innings.
Oviedo was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.
Oviedo started the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Mets and was charged with the loss after he gave up four runs on five hits and no walks while striking out two in four innings. He'll now attempt to sort things out in the minors but could return to the Cardinals as a spot starter at some point. Outfielder Lane Thomas was recalled in a corresponding move.
Oviedo (0-1) was tagged with the loss in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Mets after allowing four runs on five hits while fanning two across four innings.
Oviedo gave up two long balls -- a two-run shot to Tomas Nido in the second inning and a solo shot to Jonathan Villar in the fourth -- and that was enough to saddle him with his first loss of the campaign. Oviedo has only made three appearances this season but has given up at least three runs in each of his last two outings. The sample size is small, but Oviedo has a 4.61 ERA after allowing seven runs across his 13.2 innings in 2021.
Oviedo won't start Tuesday against the Mets since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
The 23-year-old was recalled from the alternate site to start Tuesday's contest, but the game won't be played as scheduled. The contest will be made up via a straight doubleheader Wednesday, and Oviedo figures to take the mound in one of those contests.
The Cardinals recalled Oviedo from their alternate training site Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Reliever Jordan Hicks (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list to create an opening on the active roster for Oviedo, who is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Mets. The Cardinals are in the midst of a stretch of 17 games in 17 days, so manager Mike Schildt has elected to expand the rotation to six men temporarily. St. Louis will get a much-needed off day May 10, so Oviedo may only get one start before heading to Triple-A Memphis.
Oviedo is expected to be called up to start Tuesday against the Mets, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Oviedo hasn't been in the minors for the required 10 days, so someone will have to be placed on the injured list if he's to return Tuesday. He's made one start and one relief appearance this season, posting an 11:4 K:BB over 9.2 innings while allowing three earned runs.
Oviedo was optioned off the Cardinals' active roster Wednesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Oviedo was recalled to make a spot start Wednesday against the Phillies and did well enough, allowing three earned runs in five innings while striking out seven. He could return later in the season when the Cardinals need another starter, but for now, reliever Seth Elledge will take his place on the roster.
Oviedo allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out seven across five innings Wednesday against the Phillies. He did not factor into the decision.
Oviedo surrendered a two-run homer to Brad Miller in the fifth inning, which soured what was an otherwise solid outing. He generated an impressive 17 swinging strikes to back up his seven punchouts. It's unclear what the team has planned for Oviedo both in the short- and long-term this season, though it would likely have to stick with a six-man rotation for him to remain a starter in the immediate future.
Oviedo was recalled from the Cardinals' alternate training site prior to his start Wednesday against the Phillies.
The 23-year-old righty logged a 5.47 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 24.2 innings across five MLB starts last season. He has not allowed a run in 4.2 innings (one appearance) this season. The 6-foot-5 hurler throws four pitches, leaning on his 95-97 mph fastball roughly 50 percent of the time.
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt all but confirmed that Oviedo will start Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "I don't think it's a state secret," Shildt said.
Shildt previously hinted that the Cardinals would move from a five-man to a six-man rotation while the team faces a stretch of 17 games in 17 days. Oviedo previously cemented himself as the next man up for the rotation after he impressed in a long-relief appearance against the Brewers on April 11, when he struck out four over 4.2 scoreless innings. He's spent the past couple weeks getting stretched out at the Cardinals' alternate training site, so he shouldn't face any major restrictions with his pitch count when he makes his first start of 2021 on Wednesday.
Oviedo is expected to be recalled from the Cardinals' alternate site to make a spot start next week, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The Cardinals already have a full five-man rotation, with John Gant filling in as the fifth starter for the injured Miles Mikolas (shoulder). However, with Friday marking the beginning of a stretch of 17 games in 17 days, manager Mike Shildt is eager to work a sixth starter into the mix to give some extra rest to the other rotation members. Oviedo appears to have emerged as the most likely starter to join the big club after he dazzled in his lone outing with the Cardinals back on April 11, when he struck out four over 4.2 innings of long relief in a loss to Milwaukee. With St. Louis already setting its rotation for the next five games, Oviedo tentatively lines up to make a spot start next Wednesday against the Phillies in St. Louis.
The Cardinals optioned Oviedo to their alternate training site following Monday's 5-2 loss to the Nationals.
After tossing 4.2 innings (65 pitches) in long relief in Sunday's loss to the Brewers, Oviedo wasn't available for the series opener versus Washington, and he likely wouldn't have been ready to pitch for at least another day or two. As such, St. Louis has opted to swap Oviedo out for a fresh relief arm in Kodi Whitley, who was recalled from the alternate site in a corresponding move. Oviedo should be back up with the big club later this season when the Cardinals require a spot starter or long man.
Oviedo held the Brewers scoreless over 4.2 innings of relief in the Cardinals' 9-3 loss Sunday. He worked around two hits and two walks and struck out four over the 65-pitch appearance.
The outcome was already decided when Oviedo entered the contest midway through the second inning, as starter Daniel Ponce de Leon had already put St. Louis in a 7-0 hole. Oviedo at least did his part to make the final score more respectable, and he may have put himself ahead of Ponce de Leon in the rotation pecking order after Sunday's performance. The 23-year-old may have to wait a bit before getting a look in the rotation, however; the Cardinals won't require a fifth starter until April 20, and Kwang Hyun Kim (back) appears on track to return from the injured list before then.
Oviedo was recalled from the alternate training site Sunday.
The 23-year-old failed to make the Opening Day roster but didn't need to wait long before returning to the majors. Oviedo made his big-league debut for the Cardinals last season and had a 5.47 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 16:10 K:BB across 24.2 innings as a starter.
Oviedo was optioned to minor-league camp Thursday.
Oviedo made his major-league debut in 2020 as the Cardinals faced a multitude of doubleheaders that stretched their starting rotation thin. However, he made only one appearance in Grapefruit League action and will likely to continue stretching out at the alternate site to begin the season.
Oviedo, under consideration for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, looked impressive over two innings against the Astros in a "B" game Friday, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Oviedo, along with the likes of Alex Reyes, Carlos Martinez and John Gant, is being stretched out this spring as manager Mike Shildt evaluates all of them for a potential back-end rotation spot. The 23-year-old had a relatively rough big-league initiation in 2020, pitching to an 0-3 record, 5.47 ERA and 1.38 WHIP across 24.2 innings (five starts), but he opened his career with a pair of promising five-inning, two-run outings and has Shildt's confidence. "He's a guy that clearly helped us last year and has the tools to help us again this year," Shildt said. "Good start to camp in a live setting."
Oviedo is considered a candidate for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation as spring training opens, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
The towering right-hander has already drawn some praise since arriving at spring training following a somewhat uneven first taste of the big leagues late last season. Oviedo made five starts from Aug. 19 to Sept. 16, posting an 0-3 record, 5.47 ERA and 1.38 WHIP across 24.2 innings. Oviedo is arguably the longest-shot candidate of an array of contenders for the No. 5 spot that includes more accomplished hands Carlos Martinez, Daniel Ponce de Leon and Alex Reyes; the fact he'd never pitched about the Double-A level -- and struggled there -- before the 2020 minor-league season was suspended supports the notion he's more likely to begin the season at an affiliate as opposed to the big-league club.
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