What's buzzing:

Cards make moves after Wacha, Garcia go on DL

The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled right-hander Eric Fornataro and infielder Pete Kozma from Triple-A Memphis to fill the roster spots of injured pitchers Michael Wacha and Jamie Garcia.

Wacha (right shoulder stress reaction) and Garcia (left shoulder inflammation) were placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. Garcia's move was retroactive to Saturday and Wacha's placement was retroactive to last Wednesday.

Fornataro was 1-2 with a 3.27 ERA and four saves in 19 appearances for Memphis. Kozma is up for the second time this season. He began the year with the Cardinals before being optioned on April 14 to Memphis, where he hit .234 in 59 games.

Left-hander Marco Gonzales, the Cardinals' first-round draft pick last year, is set to have his contract purchased from Double-A Springfield and start Wednesday's game against Colorado. Gonzales, who will be making his major league debut, grew up in nearby Fort Collins. His father, Frank Gonzales, is a minor league pitching coach for the Rockies.

View Comments (3)
  • Davis' three-run towering drive

    Davis' three-run towering drive

    Rajai Davis sends a long three-run homer over the left-field wall in the 2nd, tying the score at 4 … More »

    MLB.com - 17 minutes ago
  • Freeman's RBI single

    Freeman's RBI single

    Freddie Freeman makes it a 2-0 ballgame on an RBI single to center field in the 3rd inning … More »

    MLB.com - 18 minutes ago
  • Garcia opens scoring

    Garcia opens scoring

    Adonis Garcia singles through the left side in the 3rd inning to open the scoring against the Padres … More »

    MLB.com - 20 minutes ago
  • Plouffe's RBI single

    Plouffe's RBI single

    Trevor Plouffe plates Logan Schafer with a two-out single to center in the 2nd, giving him his 14th RBI over his last 14 games … More »

    MLB.com - 27 minutes ago
  • Pirates ace Cole already playing catch

    Pirates ace Cole already playing catch

    Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole expressed confidence he'll return this season after returning to the team and playing catch Tuesday. Cole was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday and traveled to Los Angeles for a second opinion with a … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago