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St. Louis Cardinals News: Tyler O’Neill to IL, Thomas and Oviedo up

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 1: Tyler O'Neill #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Opening Day at Great American Ball Park on April 1, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Following his removal from Saturday’s game, Tyler O’Neill has been optioned to the IL, pulling Lane Thomas up to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The start to the season hasn’t been great for Tyler O’Neill after being one of the best St. Louis Cardinals’ players this spring. At times, he’s looked overmatched at the plate, striking out nearly 50% of the time.