The experiment of having Anthony Reyes pitch out of the Cardinals bullpen ended this weekend, when Reyes was sent to AAA Memphis where he will start. Called up in his place is starter Mike Parisi who has taken over the long relief role.
In Reyes’ case, manager Tony LaRussa said it was just a matter of Reyes not getting enough innings which warrented his problems. His ERA was 5.27, but had been doing well at the beginning of the year including two, three inning stints .
25 year old Parisi, was selected in the ninth round (270th overall) of the 2004 Draft, has not made a Major League appearance. He went 9-8 with a 4.60 ERA at Double-A Springfield in 2006, and was 8-13 with a 4.91 ERA at Memphis in 2007.