Cardinals place Michael Wacha on the disabled list, call up prospect Alex Reyes

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The Cardinals announced on Tuesday that starter Michael Wacha has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. Pitching prospect Alex Reyes has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis. The Cardinals plan to use Reyes out of the bullpen.

Reyes, 21, is considered the Cardinals’ best prospect and¬†ninth overall in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. This season, the right-hander has posted a 4.96 ERA with a 93/32 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings over 14 starts.

Reyes appeared in the Futures Game at Petco Park as part of the All-Star Game festivities last month. He started and went 1 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk with four strikeouts.