Cardinals System News: Friday, July 3

There was plenty of news across the St. Louis Cardinals system on Friday and we have it all!

Pham Receives the Call

St. Louis promoted center fielder Tommy Pham from Triple-A Memphis. The 27-year-old was batting .338 (27-for-80) with five home runs and 21 RBI in 24 games for the Redbirds. After beginning the year on the disabled list due to a left quadriceps injury, Pham joined Memphis on June 6 and has produced a .402 on-base percentage and .625 slugging percentage.

Cooney Checks the Box

St. Louis returned left-hander starting pitcher Tim Cooney to Triple-A Memphis on Friday. In a Thursday night spot start for the Cardinals, Cooney performed well, allowing three runs, two earned, in six innings. He took a no-decision in a game the Cards lost to San Diego in extra innings.

Memphis will be required to make another roster move to accommodate the addition of Cooney. It could be Jacob Wilson's move to Team USA.

Another Day, Another Award for Wisdom

Springfield third baseman Patrick Wisdom has been named the Cardinals organization Player of the Month for June.

Wisdom, 23, helped power the Cardinals to a 16-10 record in June, registering a .309 batting average with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 25 games. He finished the month tied for the Texas League lead, and tied for second in all of Double-A, in home runs and RBI, leading Springfield in both categories.

The Cardinal Nation’s choice for its June Player of the Month was Peoria second baseman Darren Seferina.

Arturo Reyes Earns His Own Spotlight

Springfield right-hander Arturo Reyes has been named the Cardinals organization Pitcher of the Month for June.

Reyes was the Cardinals 40th round selection from Gonzaga University in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The 23-year-old was 4-0 with a 1.84 ERA over five starts during the month, winning four straight from June 3-19. Reyes posted three scoreless starts and struck out seven or more batters on three occasions.

The Cardinal Nation’s choice for its June Pitcher of the Month was Palm Beach right-hander Trey Nielsen.

Hazelbaker Covering for Pham

Outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker was promoted to Memphis from Double-A Springfield. The Texas League Mid-Season All-Star hit a combined .291 (57-for-196) with three home runs, 22 RBI, and 16 stolen bases in 54 games between Springfield and Tulsa.

The 27-year-old was signed by the Cardinals on May 15 after being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hazelbaker first reached Triple-A in 2012 when he was in the Boston Red Sox system.

Gibson Pulled up in the Pham Draft

Hazelbaker’s replacement at Springfield will be outfielder Derek Gibson, up from Palm Beach. This is not official yet, but has been confirmed by The Cardinal Nation’s John Nagel.

Gibson, 26, had a strong 26-game stint with Palm Beach since his promotion from extended spring training, with a line of .376/.420/.441/.861 in 93 Florida State League at-bats.

Check back here for more news on Saturday, including Palm Beach’s expected announcements.

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