In addition to the key moves with Springfield Cardinals pitching laid out in Thursday’s Springfield Cardinals Notebook, three other moves occurred in the St. Louis Cardinals system this week.
Shortstop Edmundo Sosa has been placed on the seven-day disabled list by the A-Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals. The move was made Wednesday, but is retroactive to August 1st.
The Midwest League All-Star only played in nine games with Palm Beach after his promotion from Peoria. In that time, Sosa’s line was .294/.314/.412/.726. The 20-year-old is The Cardinal Nation’s ninth-ranked prospect.
Palm Beach did not immediately receive a roster replacement for Sosa. The player he pushed out, Oscar Mercado, is remaining in his new position, center field, with Andrew Sohn temporarily manning shortstop.
Peoria placed right-handed reliever Luke Harrison on the seven-day disabled list on Wednesday. The 23-year-old has spent the entire season with the Midwest League Chiefs other than a brief return to extended spring training in May.
In 26 appearances, 44 2/3 innings, Harrison has forged a 2.42 ERA with a 3-2 record and a perfect 4-for-4 record in saves. He struck out 43 and walked just 12, holding MWL batters to a collective .205 batting average.
Wheatley steps in
To replace Harrison, Peoria received left-handed reliever Bob Wheatley from State College on Thursday. The 24-year-old spent his first two professional seasons in the Toronto system before being signed by the Cardinals as a free agent in January.
With the Spikes, Wheatley threw 18 innings over nine games, allowing just one run on 18 hits and seven walks for a 0.50 ERA. The former Southern Cal hurler struck out 14, with New York-Penn League hitters batting a collective .269 against him. Wheatley had three wins, no losses and converted his only save opportunity.
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