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.