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Cardinals Promote St. Louis-Native Luke Voit

Voit, 27, was batting .205 (8-for-39) in 12 games at Memphis after missing an early part of the season with an oblique strain.

May 01, 2018 - 2:36 pm

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 1, 2018) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game that they have recalled first baseman Luke Voit from Memphis (AAA) and optioned right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers to the triple-A Redbirds.

Voit, 27, was batting .205 (8-for-39) in 12 games at Memphis after missing the early portion of the season while on the disabled list with an oblique strain.  The right-handed-hitting Voit, a St. Louis native, batted .246 with 4 HRs & 18 RBIs for the Cardinals during his rookie season last year. He was 10-for-33 (.300) with a home run in pinch-hit appearances for the Cardinals.

Mayers was most recently recalled on April 27 and closed out the game last Saturday, April 28 with 1.2 innings in relief.   He is 0-0 with a 1.35 ERA and one save in four relief appearances (6.2 IP) for the Cardinals this season.

Voit wears uniform no. 40.

The Cardinals host the first game of a two-game series against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday night. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m.