Elledge fired two scoreless innings during which he issued a walk and recorded three strikeouts in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Elledge has already been called on twice since returning to the big-league club from Triple-A Memphis on Monday, as he also worked one-third of an inning against the Dodgers that same day. The right-hander's bloated 5.14 ERA and 1.86 WHIP are primarily the byproduct of a rough outing against the Cubs back on May 21, as he's allowed just one other run across the 6.1 innings covering his other five appearances.
Elledge will be recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The 25-year-old will join the team Monday in Los Angeles after Kodi Whitley (back) landed on the injured list Sunday. Elledge has given up four runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and three walks over 4.2 innings this season.
Elledge was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday.
Elledge has made four major-league appearances this season, allowing four runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings. Miles Mikolas (shoulder) was activated off the injured list in a corresponding move.
Elledge allowed an earned run on one hit and two walks over 1.2 innings in a loss to the Padres on Friday. He recorded a strikeout.
The 24-year-old has seen infrequent work, with his most recent outing prior to Friday's having come May 6. Elledge has worked at least one full frame in each trip to the mound and now sports a 2.25 ERA through four innings. He's ticketed for continued low-leverage work while he remains with the big-league club.
Elledge, who was recalled from the alternate training site last Thursday, has fired 2.1 scoreless innings across his first two appearances, allowing three hits with two strikeouts.
Elledge has now worked in back-to-back games, following up his 1.1 scoreless frames in Game 1 of Wednesday's twin bill with another unblemished inning in Thursday's loss during which he worked around one hit by ringing up a pair of strikeouts. The 24-year-old right-hander made his first 12 big-league appearances with the Cardinals last season, posting a 1-0 record, 4.63 ERA and 1.63 WHIP across 12 appearances.
Elledge was recalled from the Cardinals' alternate training site Thursday.
Elledge made six Grapefruit League appearances this spring, posting a 6.75 ERA and 2.25 WHIP in four innings before he was sent down by the Cardinals. However, he'll now join the major-league bullpen after Johan Oviedo was optioned to the alternate training site in a corresponding move.
Elledge was optioned to minor-league camp Saturday.
Elledge began spring training with the major-league squad and allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out five over four innings during six Grapefruit League appearances. The right-hander made 12 relief appearances in the big leagues last year but should begin the 2021 campaign in the minors.
The Cardinals deactivated Elledge 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.
Elledge made 12 appearances out of the St. Louis bullpen during the regular season, posting a 4.63 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 11.2 innings. He and reliever Jake Woodford will cede their spots on the active roster to pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon and catcher Andrew Knizner.
Elledge was recalled from the Cardinals' alternate training site Saturday.
Elledge was optioned to alternate camp Sunday, but he'll return to the major-league roster as part of a string of transactions. The right-hander gave up two runs on three hits over his first four innings in the majors.
Elledge was optioned to the alternate training site Sunday.
The 24-year-old earned the first win of his career with a scoreless inning Thursday, but he's now headed back to the alternate training site. Elledge has given up two runs on three hits with an 8:5 K:BB over his first four big-league innings.
Elledge (1-0) was credited with the victory in a win over the Reds on Thursday, firing a scoreless ninth inning during which he allowed a hit, issued three walks and recorded a strikeout.
Elledge took a circuitous route to his first big-league victory, working himself into a dicey bases-loaded jam before snuffing out the threat with a clutch swinging strikeout of Eugenio Suarez. The Cardinals then made him a rather improbable pitcher of record in the home half of the ninth with a three-run rally, giving the right-hander his first career win. His control issues Thursday aside, Elledge has been a relatively effective bullpen option for manager Mike Shildt over a small sample, allowing two earned runs and recording eight strikeouts across four innings over three appearances.
Elledge compiled five strikeouts over 2.1 perfect innings of relief in a loss to the White Sox on Sunday.
The 24-year-old put together a markedly different debut than the pitcher he replaced, Roel Ramirez, who surrendered four consecutive home runs in the fifth inning. Elledge covered some valuable innings for manager Mike Shildt, who was able to avoid going too deep into his short-handed bullpen as a result. The right-hander needed just 25 pitches to get seven outs, demonstrating much sharper control than during a 2019 stint at Triple-A Memphis when he posted a 5.0 BB/9 across 34.1 innings.
Elledge was added to the Cardinals' 28-man roster Saturday.
Elledge will be available out of the bullpen to make his major-league debut while several teammates recover from COVID-19. The right-hander likely won't play a prominent role as a reliever after posting a 4.26 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 67.2 innings in the minors last year.
Elledge will be added to the Cardinals' 28-man roster when their season resumes, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
With the Cardinals needing to fill roster spots amidst a team COVID-19 outbreak, Elledge will get the call up along with Dylan Carlson, John Nogowski, Ricardo Sanchez and Rob Kaminsky. Elledge figures to work out of the bullpen during his time in the big leagues.
The Cardinals assigned Elledge to their alternate training site in Springfield on Thursday.
Elledge was one of four players sent packing from big-league camp as the Cardinals trimmed down their group ahead of Opening Day. Since he's a part of the Cardinals' 60-man roster pool, Elledge could still make his MLB debut at some point in 2020, but he probably won't be a high-priority callup after posting a 4.72 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 34.1 innings at Triple-A Memphis last season.
Elledge was added to the Cardinals' 60-player roster pool Tuesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old earned a promotion to Triple-A Memphis last year, but he struggled at the highest level of the minors with a 4.72 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 32:19 K:BB across 34.1 innings. Elledge provides the Cardinals with additional bullpen depth in the player pool, but he remains unlikely to make his major-league debut in 2020.
Elledge was traded to St. Louis in exchange for reliever Sam Tuivailala on Friday.
Elledge will report to Double-A Springfield. The 22-year-old pitched in 31 games for Seattle's High-A club this season, posting a 1.17 ERA and 0.87 WHIP with 54 strikeouts across 38.1 innings of work. He also recorded nine saves in nine opportunities and will add extra organizational depth to the Cardinals bullpen.
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|06/08||vs CLE||L 1-10||1.0||0||0||1||2|
|06/04||vs CIN||L 4-6||1.0||1||1||1||0|
|06/02||@ LAD||L 3-14||2.0||0||0||1||3|
|05/31||@ LAD||L 4-9||0.1||1||0||0||0|
|05/21||vs CHC||L 3-12||0.2||4||3||1||0|
|05/14||@ SD||L 4-5||1.2||1||1||2||1|
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