Cards System Roster Changes Affect Memphis

In the midst of a tight pennant race in the Pacific Coast League, the Memphis Redbirds have seen eight transactions over the last ten days alone, all with pitchers. The list includes two more on Friday and likely more to come with Kyle Lohse's injury with St. Louis.

The St. Louis Cardinals reported three minor league transactions on Friday. Two were by the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds and the third in Palm Beach.



Charlie Manning: Like Ostlund, Placed on DL to Make Room


The Memphis Redbirds placed left-hander Charlie Manning on the seven-day disabled list as the team received Jaime Garcia via option from St. Louis.


Manning, 30, has made 38 relief appearances posting an 0-2 record, 4.15 ERA and earned one save.  He's allowed 43 hits, 21 runs (20 earned runs), two home runs, 18 walks, and struck out 39 over 43.1 innings this season.


The Tampa product has not given up an earned run in his last six appearances or eight innings.

The recent release of Katsuhiko Maekawa and disabling of Ian Ostlund leave the Triple-A club with Tyler Norrick and Royce Ring as the sole lefties in the bullpen.


Trey Hearne: Smoltz Addition Bumps Him Back to Double-A


The Memphis Redbirds sent right-handed starter Trey Hearne back to Springfield as the team received Mitchell Boggs back in the rotation.


Hearne, 25, was promoted to Triple-A in late July as the St. Louis Cardinals called up Boggs to take Todd Wellemeyer's spot in the rotation on a temporary basis.  The Cardinals' 2005 28th round pick made four starts posting a 2-1 record and 3.38 ERA.  He allowed 23 hits, 12 runs (ten earned), four home runs, six walks, and struck out 16 over 26.2 innings.


The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will look to build on an already impressive 2009 season at Double-A in which he has earned the Cardinals June Pitcher of the Month and Texas League Pitcher of the Week (June 29) honors.  Hearne is 10-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 21 appearances (15 starts).


Matt Arburr: Activated After Long Leave


The Palm Beach Cardinals have activated first baseman Matt Arburr from the seven-day disabled list.


Arburr, 23, was placed on the injured list in early August and missed almost a month of action last playing on July 28.  He made his return on Friday going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the A-Advanced club's designated hitter.


The Pace University product is currently hitting .171 with two doubles, five home runs, nine RBIs, 31 total bases, ten runs scored, eight walks, and 43 strikeouts in 82 games this season in the Florida State League.



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