RP - LAA
Left-handed reliever Mike Mayers left Monday's game with shoulder discomfort and is likely headed to the IL according to Cardinals manager Mike Shildt.
Myers complained of a cramping sensation in his throwing shoulder and will return to St. Louis on Tuesday for further examination. The 27-year-old has compiled a 5.40 ERA in eight appearances this season with eight strikeouts and five walks in 8 1/3 innings of work.
Mike Mayers allowed one earned run on three hits over his three innings of work Sunday. He struck out one batter to earn his first win of the season.
Mayers has been effective for Triple-A Memphis and has an impressive 1.86 ERA across five trips to the mound for the Cardinals. As of right now he doesn't have much fantasy value as he'll likely be sent back down once Dominic Leone returns from the DL.
Mike Mayers allowed one run on one hit across one inning Sunday.
Mayers gave up a solo home run in the eighth inning, which allowed the Dbacks to pad their lead. Mayers figures to see more action this year as the Cardinals are dealing with a banged up bullpen.
Mike Mayers will make the Cardinals 25-man roster.
With Gregerson heading to the 10-day DL, that leaves room for Mayers to take his momentum into the regular season with the big club. Saves are a long shot for Mayers, but if he pitches like he did this spring, he could force his way into a setup role.
Mike Mayers pitched another two perfect innings Tuesday, Mayers struck out two batters in the outing.
Mayers has now thrown 11 scoreless innings this spring, Mayers fastball has hit the high 90s consistently and his slider has been very effective. The Cardinals have been conditioning Mayers for a late-inning bullpen role. Mayers still remains in contention for an Opening Day roster spot, but should hold a Triple-A high leverage role at the very least.