After nearly 12 years, what’s the rush? Poised to make his debut tonight with the St. Louis Cardinals, Luke Gregerson will have to wait at least one more day as tonight’s game against the Chicago Cubs has been postponed due to the weather at Wrigley Field. The game will be made up as part of a day-night double header on July 21st.
Along with Jedd Gyorko (right hamstring), Gregerson (left hamstring) had been activated from the disabled list earlier this afternoon.
To make room on the active roster, Yairo Munoz and Mike Mayers were optioned to Memphis (AAA) following yesterday’s win over Cincinnati.
Drafted by St. Louis in 2006, Gregerson progressed to Springfield (AA) before he was traded to San Diego in 2009. He signed as a free agent this off-season, but opened the season on the DL.
Worth noting was the last of his four appearances on rehab assignment with Palm Beach (A+), as Gregerson threw 4.0 scoreless innings on April 13th. While he could still very much be in the mix to see some late inning action in either a setup or even closing role, being stretched out also provides additional opportunities to call on the 33-year old right-hander.
Tonight's #STLCards vs. #Cubs game at Wrigley Field has been postponed due to the forecast for inclement weather throughout the day. The game will be made-up on Saturday, July 21, as the first game of a split doubleheader at Wrigley Field at 12:05 p.m. CT. pic.twitter.com/PJVL2z2Wtk
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 16, 2018