The Cardinals have made some roster moves in the wake of Kyle Lohse's compartmental syndrome to bolster the bullpen and refill the rotation. Minor league reliever Fernando Salas, who nearly made the team out of Spring Training, is first up; he struck out 19 batters against just four walks in 19 appearances with AAA Memphis. He's in San Diego now for the Cardinals' afternoon game against the Padres.
Adam Ottavino, the Cardinals' first round draft pick in 2006, has 37 strikeouts in 41 AAA innings this year, and will likely make his first major league start on Saturday, at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. Ottavino, who's struggled since reaching the high minors, took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his May 18 start with Memphis.
Kyle Lohse, whose season is currently in doubt, hits the Disabled List. Joe Mather, who had been the Cardinals' backup center fielder, has been optioned to AAA to make additional room; Jon Jay and Ryan Ludwick will likely fill in at center in his absence.