What happened. The St. Louis Cardinals recalled infielder Breyvic Valera from Memphis before tonight’s game.
The story. This is Valera’s second stint of the season with the Cardinals. He made his debut earlier this month, but was returned to Memphis for the end of the Pacific Coast League playoffs. With their season ending Tuesday, Valera joins Aledmys Diaz and Josh Lucas as Redbirds to return to the big league club after the minor league seasons have ended.
The numbers. Breyvic Valera hit .314/.368/.450 with 22 doubles, 6 triples, and 8 home runs for Memphis this season in a breakout year. He hit .250/.308/.333 in the Pacific Coast League playoffs and Triple-A Championship game. During his brief stint with the Cardinals he went 1-for-5 with a walk in 3 games.
The impact. 1/10. I don’t see this bringing much of an impact and he will likely see most of his action as a defensive replacement. With his performance this year, he is likely safe from any offseason roster moves. This is further insurance against Matt Carpenter and Jedd Gyorko at third base while both have dealt with injuries down the stretch.