The St. Louis Cardinals minor league system saw a flurry of moves Thursday with the highlight being Scott Gorgen's first shot at Double-A.
St. Louis Cardinals have promoted 2008 fourth-round pick Scott Gorgen to Double-A
Springfield. The right-hander had
been impressive for Palm Beach since returning from a shoulder
injury that delayed the start of his season. In 74 innings, he has posted a 2.92 ERA
with 73 strikeouts and 32 walks. He
had held the circuit to a .192 average.
Over his last 10 starts, he has posted a miniscule 1.92 ERA while
striking out 62.
corresponding moves, first baseman/outfielder Andrew Brown and reliever Fernando Salas will be returning to
Double-A. Brown started slowly this
season at Springfield but was beginning to heat up before
injuring his hand. Before the
injury, the 24-year-old had hit safely in nine of his last ten games, including
seven multi-hit efforts. His line on the season was.329/.366/.447 before going
on the disabled list in mid-May.
returns to the level in which he saw him become a breakout prospect in
2008. The 24-year-old began the
season on the Memphis disabled list with a finger injury
sustained over the off-season and was again placed on the injury list between
the dates of May 31 and June 1. The former Texas League All-Star made 11 relief
appearances posting a 2-1 record and 6.17 ERA while pitching this season at
Triple-A. Most recently, he has been on a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast
corresponding move, Brad Furnish has
been demoted to Palm
24-year-old has been right dreadful of late, allowing 24 earned runs in his last
14.1 innings. Control has been key,
as he has walked more than a batter an inning during that span.
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