Percival's Comeback Continues in Memphis

Making his first appearance Wednesday, Troy Percival surrendered a one-run lead in the seventh inning allowing a run to score on one hit and three walks. The 11-year major league veteran threw 29 pitches and recorded two outs before turning the game over to Redbird's bullpen.

Troy Percival was activated prior to Wednesday's and added to the Memphis Redbirds' roster, replacing reliever Dennis Dove, who has been placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder injury.

Percival arrived in Memphis on Monday night and threw a bullpen session. Now that he has been activated, he has two weeks to be called up to St. Louis or he can opt out of his contract, which could be worth up to $1.5 million after incentives in the majors.

In his prime, Percival was known for his mid-to-high 90s fastball. While he is currently only throwing it in the 88-91 mph range, the righthander told Fox Sports Midwest on Tuesday night that he believes he can have it sitting consistently in the low 90s upon his return to the majors.

The Redbirds lost to the Nashville Sounds Wednesday by the score of 5-4, as they fall to 29-38 on the season, 11.0 games back in the standings.


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