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Cardinals Farm Journal: Week of 4/23-29

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Luke Voit, Ryan Helsley, Arturo Reyes, & Gabriel Lino

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals infielder Jhonny Peralta is moving along in the recovery process after a bout with a respiratory illness. Per Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Peralta is on pace to travel to the team’s training complex in Florida, participate in some rehab games with the Palm Beach Cardinals, and possibly join the big-league team when they are in Miami to play the Marlins next week.

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Player of the Week: First baseman Luke Voit, Memphis Redbirds

Right-handed slugger Luke Voit had a solid weekend for the Memphis Redbirds. In 22 at-bats across six games (including Saturday evening’s rain-shortened contest), the 26-year-old tallied eight hits, including a two-homer game on Friday against the Round Rock Express.

Starting Pitcher of the Week: Ryan Helsley, Palm Beach Cardinals

Coming off a seven-run clunker in his start on Saturday, April 22nd, Palm Beach right-hander Ryan Helsley rebounded nicely over the weekend, firing his second quality start of the season. Helsley held the Jupiter Hammerheads to two runs on four hits over six frames, all while he whiffed seven batters to bring him to eighteen strikeouts on the year.

Underrated Player of the Week: Pitcher Arturo Reyes, Memphis Redbirds

Although he’s made just one start in his four total appearances, Memphis hurler Arturo Reyes is someone who deserves more recognition than he garners. In fourteen innings in 2017, the right-handed Reyes has surrendered three earned runs while allowing just eleven hits and punching out nine.

Player to watch: Springfield Cardinals catcher Gabriel Lino

Signed by the organization in December, backstop Gabriel Lino is making a statement in his first month with the Cardinals. At Double-A Springfield, Lino has seven hits in his last thirteen at-bats with two home runs and four RBIs.