Gomber Placed on IL

While the St. Louis Cardinals did make a pair of roster moves this afternoon, they did not call up pitcher Austin Gomber from Memphis. Rather, the left-hander has been placed on the 7-day injured list with biceps discomfort.

Previously scheduled to start on Saturday, Gomber will now miss “likely a couple of starts” according to St. Louis Cardinals General Manager Michael Girsch, who was reached via email.

In his last outing, Gomber allowed seven hits and three runs to go with eight strikeouts and two walks in seven innings against Nashville this past Monday.

On the season, Gomber ranks second in the Pacific Coast League with 52 strikeouts and is one of just two pitchers in the PCL to have thrown a 7-inning, complete game shutout.

EXHIBITION IN TEXAS

–The Cardinals also announced today they will help open the new Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas next season, playing an exhibition game against the Rangers on March 23, 2020.

“We are honored to be chosen by the Texas Rangers to serve as their opponent when they begin play in their new home ball park next March,” stated Cardinals’ President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak in the team’s press release. “It’s an exciting time of year as you get ready to open the season, and to have our final tune-up game at the Rangers new Globe Life Field will certainly add to that excitement.”

The Cardinals closed out Spring Training this season with an exhibition game against the Memphis Redbirds at Autozone Park.

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