The St. Louis Cardinals made a few moves on Thursday in an effort to rearrange the bullpen. Maikel Cleto has been promoted to the big club, while Chuckie Fick and Brandon Dickson have been sent down to triple-A Memphis.
Bullpen shuffling continues: Cards option Dickson, Fick to Memphis, promote Cleto. Still one player to be added tomorrow. #Intrigue— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) May 31, 2012
Cleto made three relief appearances for the Cardinals in 2011 but did not fare well: he allowed seven hits and six runs in 4-1/3 innings. In 22 appearances for Memphis this season, Cleto has a 4.50 ERA with 34 strikeouts and nine walks.