The Cardinals announced that they’ve selected right-hander Ryan Meisinger’s contract and optioned first baseman John Nogowski to their alternate site. Nogowski will remain part of their taxi squad.
An 11th-round pick of the Orioles in 2015, Meisinger made his major league debut with the club in 2018 and threw 21 innings of 6.43 ERA/6.30 FIP ball. He was much more successful that year in Triple-A ball, where he notched a matching 2.28 ERA/FIP and posted 11.71 K/9 against 3.26 BB/9. However, the Orioles lost Meisinger on waivers to the Cardinals during the ensuing offseason.
While Meisinger didn’t appear in the majors in his first year as a Cardinal, he did log a 3.09 ERA/4.20 FIP with 10.8 K/9 and 2.57 BB/9 across 35 frames with their Triple-A affiliate. He could get now get his first MLB chance with the organization, which is playing a doubleheader Monday against the Cubs as it seeks to make up games lost because of a coronavirus outbreak.
Bad news for Nogowski, but don’t shoot the Miesinger.
Where’s my little B?
All the rookies are doing well…cardinals have unbelievable depth