With a series of moves Friday, the Cardinals reset their relievers by adding velocity and versatility to the bullpen. The Cardinals recalled All-Star Martinez from a rehab assignment and promoted rookie righthander Ryan Helsley from Class AAA Memphis. To make room on the roster, the Cardinals demoted reliever Dominic Leone and designated veteran Luke Gregerson for assignment. The uptick in power is palpable – and, fiendishly, by design.
“At the end of the day, it’s about getting outs, however we get outs,” Shildt said. “Helsley did a nice job and he’s got firepower, clearly. He’s got ability to get righties (and) lefties).