|Memphis P Victor Marte: To the big league pen |
by Brian Walton of TheCardinalNation.com, May 27, 2013 at 9:20 am ET
Victor Marte Profile
On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced the recall of right-handed pitcher Victor Marte from Triple-A Memphis. Marte is expected to join the Cardinals for their series opener in Kansas City Monday afternoon.
Marte, 32, was 1-0 with a 2.78 ERA in 20 games for the Redbirds this season, striking out 23 batters in 22 1/3 IP. He had a team-leading 10 saves that ranks him fourth in the Pacific Coast League.
Marte appeared in 48 games for the Cardinals in 2012, going 3-2 with a 4.91 ERA. He also pitched for Kansas City in 2009 and 2010 before being traded to St. Louis in April of 2011 for cash considerations.
In the corresponding transaction, the Cardinals optioned right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez to Memphis.