St. Louis, Mo., May 23, 2021 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’ series finale with the Cubs, that they have placed right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas (right forearm tightness) on the 10-day Injured List and recalled right-handed reliever Junior Fernandez from Memphis (AAA).
Mikolas, who was removed from last night’s game after 4.0 innings of work, was making his first appearance in the majors since the 2019 N.L. Championship Series. Mikolas, 32, missed all of the abbreviated 2020 season and the beginning of the 2021 campaign while recovering from surgery to repair his right flexor tendon.
Fernandez has appeared in one game for the Cardinals this season and in 17 since his debut season in 2019. The 24-year-old native of the Dominican Republic has worked in five games for Memphis this season, striking out 10 in his 5.1 IP with one save and 3.38 ERA.
Fernandez wears uniform no. 44.
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