The Cardinals are going to give 25 year old Joe Mather a shot in the outfield. Mather is getting called up from AAA Memphis where he’s batting .315 and has knocked out 12 home runs. He currently has a six-game hitting streak and hit 10 home runs in May.
To make room for Mather, the Cardinals are sending down Chris Duncan, who has been struggling in the outfield and at the plate, hitting just .252; although, he did have a key two out single to bring in two runs in the first inning against Houston Thursday.
Mather was a third round draft selection in 2001 out of Mount Point High School in Arizona. He combined to hit 31 home runs last season between Springfield Double-A and Memphis.