The St. Louis Cardinals are in desperate need of gaining some stability in a starting rotation that can not seem to stay healthy. John Gast was the latest victim over the weekend and was placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder, leaving the Cardinals searching for another option.
For now, the Cardinals are settling on sending Carlos Martinez down to Triple-A Memphis and have recalled reliever Victor Marte. The move has been made likely in attempt to get Martinez some starts and have him stretched out and possibly take a role in the Cardinals rotation soon.
Cards send down Martinez, promote Marte: bit.ly/11kSUmI
— Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) May 27, 2013
In the short-term, it looks as though Joe Kelly might get the nod to start in the interim, but the 24-year old has not been stretched out himself.
Martinez projects as a top-of-the-rotation starter and has shown during his brief stint with the Cardinals in the bullpen that he has the stuff to pitch at this level d...