The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's game in Pittsburgh that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala and left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood from Memphis (AAA). The team also announced that right-handed pitcher Mitch Harris (right groin strain) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 9, and that first baseman Xavier Scruggs was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following last night's game.
Tuivailala, 22, who appeared in three games for the Cardinals earlier this season, has compiled a 3-0 mark with 12 saves (12 save opps.) and a 1.78 ERA in 30 games at Memphis, striking out 26 in 30.1 innings pitched. He was recently named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team.
Greenwood, 27, was 7-3 with a 5.42 ERA in 22 games (12 starts) at Memphis, but since becoming a regular starter for the Redbirds on May 25, he's 5-2 with a 3.88 ERA (51.0 IP/22 ER). The 6-1, 180-pound lefty is 2-1 with a 2.01 ERA over his last three starts (22.1 IP/5 ER). Greenwood appeared in 19 games (one start) for the Cardinals last season, going 2-1 with a 4.75.
Tuivailala (pronounced tooee-vail-la-la) wears uniform no. 64 and Greenwood is no. 62.