Walden to DL, Tuivailala Recalled by Cards

On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals placed set up man Jordan Walden on the 15-day disabled list with a bicep injury.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to Sunday’s series finale with the Pittsburgh Pirates that they have placed right-handed reliever Jordan Walden (right bicep inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, and recalled right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala from Memphis (AAA).

Tuivailala, 22, who appeared in two games with the Cardinals last September, had allowed just one unearned run in his eight appearances (0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Memphis, allowing just three hits while walking six and striking out 12 in 9.0 innings pitched. Tuivailala (pronounced tooee-vah-lah-lah) converted each of his three save opportunities for the Triple-A Redbirds, with saves in each of his last three appearances.

The 6-3, 195-pound Tuivailala, a native of San Mateo, Calif., was selected by the Cardinals in the 3rd round (106th player overall) in the June 2010 amateur draft. He has been assigned uniform no. 64.

Addendum

Prior to Sunday's game, manager Mike Matheny told reporters that lefty Tyler Lyons will get Tuesday's start against the Chicago Cubs. The corresponding roster move(s) have yet to be disclosed.

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