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Luke Weaver, who missed time in Spring Training due to back spasms, has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list due to lower back stiffness, which cropped up as he was running the bases in his start for Memphis last Thursday.
A decision that had been hinted at for weeks became official on Sunday when manager Mike Matheny confirmed that Michael Wacha will begin the season in the Cardinals' rotation.
|May 2, 2017||Memphis Redbirds activated RHP Luke Weaver from the 7-day disabled list.|
|April 9, 2017||Memphis Redbirds placed RHP Luke Weaver on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 7, 2017.|
|March 18, 2017||St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Luke Weaver to Memphis Redbirds.|
|August 13, 2016||St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of RHP Luke Weaver from Memphis Redbirds.|
|August 5, 2016||RHP Luke Weaver assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.|
|June 4, 2016||RHP Luke Weaver assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.|
|April 7, 2016||Palm Beach Cardinals placed RHP Luke Weaver on the 7-day disabled list.|
|January 20, 2016||St. Louis Cardinals invited non-roster RHP Luke Weaver to spring training.|
|May 14, 2015||Palm Beach Cardinals activated RHP Luke Weaver from the 7-day disabled list.|
|April 9, 2015||RHP Luke Weaver assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals from GCL Cardinals.|
|August 25, 2014||RHP Luke Weaver assigned to GCL Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.|
|August 1, 2014||RHP Luke Weaver assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals from GCL Cardinals.|
|June 20, 2014||RHP Luke Weaver assigned to GCL Cardinals.|
|June 19, 2014||St. Louis Cardinals signed RHP Luke Weaver.|
Graduated from DeLand (Fla.) High School...played college baseball at Florida State University...became the Cardinals sixth 1st-round draft pick out of Florida State and second in three years (James Ramsey, 2012)...left the Seminoles with career marks of 16-6, 3.04 ERA and 244 strikeouts over 245.2 innings ...named 2014 first team All-ACC and third team Collegiate Baseball All-American...was Rawlings Gold Glove recipient for outstanding defense while at Florida State...2013 Tallahassee Regional Most Outstanding Player...2013 USA Baseball National Team member...ranked 11th in NCAA Division 1 in strikeouts (113) in 2013...resides in Tallahasee, Fla., with his wife, Olivia.2016
Was a non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training, but a left wrist injury attempting to field a ball during batting practice sidelined him until June, where he started the season in Springfield (AA)...Began the season in Springfield (AA) by going 6-3 with a 1.40 ERA in 12 starts before a promotion to Memphis (AAA) in early August, where he made one start, and was then purchased by St. Louis...Posted 7-3 record with a 1.30 ERA in 13 combined minor league starts (83.0 IP) between Springfield & Memphis...Made his Major League debut at CHI (8/13) after 38 career minor league starts over three professional seasons. Pitched 4.0 innings allowing two runs in a no-decision the Cardinals eventually won, 8-4...Struck out first two Major League batters faced in debut: Dexter Fowler (looking) and Kris Bryant (swinging)...Was the ninth different Cardinal to make his MLB debut in 2016 and the second Cardinals rookie to make a start. Became the 11th Cardinals starting pitcher to make his debut at Wrigley Field and first since Adam Ottavino (2010)...Struck out 45 over 36.1 innings. Averaged 11.15 K/9 IP, which ranked 5th among N.L. starting pitchers (min. 36.0 IP)...His 45 strikeouts were the 2nd-most by a Cardinals rookie in his first 8 career games, trailing Stu Miller's 52 (66.1 IP) in 1952...Allowed three earned runs or less in seven of his eight starts...Earned first Major League win vs. OAK (8/26), allowing one run over 6.0 innings. His then career-high seven strikeouts were the most by a Cardinals pitcher in one of his first three MLB starts since P.J. Walters fanned seven at CHI (4/17/2009)...Batted .385 (5-13) with a multi-hit game at PHI (8/20). Collected first two Major League hits with singles off Jeremy Hellickson...At the time of his purchase, ranked 9th among Texas Leaguers in strikeouts (88) despite starting the season two months late (6/5). Made seven starts with eight or more strikeouts and a season-high 10 at Frisco (6/5) in his season debut...Named Cardinals 2016 June Minor League Pitcher of the Month, posting a 1-3 record with 1.40 ERA over six starts with 42 strikeouts in 38.2 innings, allowing two runs or less in each start...Named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for May 30 - June 5...Recognized as a 2016 Texas League Post-Season All-Star with Springfield teammate 1B Luke Voit. Also rated as the Texas League's No. 4 prospect by Baseball America.2015
Pitched the entire 2015 season in Palm Beach (A) with an 8-5 record and 1.62 ERA over 19 starts...led Palm Beach in games started (19), WHIP (0.86) and earned run average (1.62) ...named Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July posting a 3-1 record with an 0.94 ERA over five starts with 28.2 innings, 27 strikeouts and an 0.94 WHIP...had a streak of 19.1 consecutive scoreless innings from 7/31-8/17...won four straight starts from August 5-23 en route to an August record of 4-0 with an 0.89 ERA over 30.1 innings...did not allow a home run over his final 11 starts of the season covering 66 innings...threw a career-high 7.2 scoreless innings of three-hit ball in a win at Clearwater (7/17), matching a career-high eight strikeouts...made one start in the Florida State League playoffs tossing 6.0 innings, allowing four runs with five strikeouts in a loss...pitched in seven games for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, going 2-1 with a 3.72 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 19.1 innings; posted the 2ndlowest WHIP (0.83) among qualifying pitchers and ranked T12th in strikeouts.2014
Made six starts between the GCL Cardinals (R) and Palm Beach (A) in his first professional season...struck out nine batters over 6.0 scoreless innings in the GCL.