Cardinals Monday minor league pitching moves

Seven minor league pitchers are on the move across the St. Louis Cardinals system.

On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced a group of seven roster adjustments. One is a promotion, two are coming off the disabled list with one dropping a level in the process and four are demotions.


Danny Miranda from Quad Cities to Palm Beach.


Boone Whiting returned from injury rehab, reinstated from Palm Beach disabled list and assigned to Quad Cities.

Ethan Cole activated from Quad Cities disabled list.

Sent down

Willy Paulino from Quad Cities to Johnson City.

Anderson Gerdel from Palm Beach to Gulf Coast League Cardinals.

Cory Jones from Johnson City to Gulf Coast League Cardinals.

Steven Gallardo from Johnson City to Gulf Coast League Cardinals.

Lefty Danny Miranda excelled with Batavia last season after joining the organization in the eighth round. The 21-year-old was equally effective vs. left-handed batters (.233) and right-handed ones (.234). This season, the former University of Miami had a 3.25 ERA and kept 18 of 24 inherited runners from scoring. Miranda struck out 48 and walked 16 in 52 2/3 Midwest League frames. He saved his second game in his final Quad Cities contest on Friday.

Boone Whiting is working his way back from a strained flexor tendon in his right arm. As The Cardinal Nation readers already knew, the plan all along was to reassign Whiting to Quad Cities once his Gulf Coast League rehab stint ended. The righty began with a pair of one-inning outings, before pitching two, then three frames. Whiting allowed six runs in his seven GCL innings while fanning 11 and walking just one. He spent all of 2011 with the River Bandits.

Ethan Cole went on the disabled list effective July 26 due to an ankle injury. Serving as a long man out of the Bandits' pen, the 22-year-old righty appeared in 35 games, pitching 58 1/3 innings. The 21-year-old has a 2.10 ERA and a 50:14 strikeout to walk ratio.

Willy Paulino, 22, had spent the entire season to date with the River Bandits after pitching for the majority of 2011 down in the Gulf Coast League. This season, the right-hander from the Dominican made 21 relief appearances before moving into the rotation in late June. He went 0-5 with a 6.59 ERA as a starter. While Paulino continued to strike out a batter per inning, he walked 19 in 28 2/3 frames while in the Bandits' rotation.

Anderson Gerdel, 19, had just rejoined Palm Beach four days ago. He also had a five-day stay with them in early July. This time, the right-hander from Venezuela allowed three runs, two earned, in 1 2/3 Florida State League innings.

Cory Jones, the Cardinals' fifth-round selection in this June's draft, made five starts for Johnson City, but did not fare well. The right-hander allowed three home runs as a part of 14 runs yielded in 17 1/3 innings (7.27 ERA). While the 20-year-old fanned 15 Appy League batters, he issued 11 free passes.

Steven Gallardo, 19, joined the organization in the 19th round of this June's draft. After making two June starts for Johnson City, he did not appear in game action since. The righ-hander allowed three runs in six innings for a 4.50 ERA.

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