On Sunday, the Cardinals claimed left-handed reliever Sean Gilmartin off waivers from the New York Mets. A first-round pick of the Braves in 2011, the 27-year-old has struggled in his last two years. After posting a 2.67 earned run average over 50 appearances for the Mets in 2015, Gilmartin flip-flopped between the Majors and Triple-A for much of last summer. In 40 1⁄3 innings between Triple-A and the Majors this year, Gilmartin owns an ERA near 7.60 and a 35:15 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
The Cardinals reassigned Gilmartin to Triple-A.
With that, here are a few other highlights from the weekend on the farm:
-In his first game at Memphis, Randal Grichuk’s impact was felt in a big way: Grichuk drove in the game-winning run in extras on Friday night. Grichuk went 4-for-15 over the weekend on the whole. He also had two outfield assists on Friday.
-Zac Gallen allowed two runs over his 5 1⁄3 innings for Springfield on Sunday as his record at Double-A evened up at 1-1 with a loss.
-Springfield starter Austin Gomber got in some trouble in his start on Friday: the lefty was pulled after three innings and surrendering four runs.
-Following a stretch of fourteen runs allowed in three starts, Sandy Alcantara gave up just one run over his five-inning outing on Saturday.
-Palm Beach outfielder Randy Arozarena homered in each game over the weekend and is up to eight long balls this season.
-Austin Sexton pitched seven hitless innings for the Chiefs on Saturday. The LumberKings ended the night with two base hits.
-Peoria infielder Juan Yepez hit two home runs on Sunday; he’s up to four in his time with the Cardinals.
MEM: No game
SPR: Dakota Hudson
PMB: Junior Fernandez
PEO: Bryan Dobzanski