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St. Louis Cardinals activate Jack Flaherty, move Wade LeBlanc to IL

May 31, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (22) throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
May 31, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (22) throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals pitchers swapped places on the active roster Friday, as right-hander Jack Flaherty was activated from the 60-day injured list and lefty Wade LeBlanc was placed on the 10-day IL with a left elbow injury.

Flaherty last pitched May 31 for St. Louis before a left oblique strain required a move to the IL. In 11 starts, the 25-year-old was 8-1 with a 2.90 ERA and 67 strikeouts over 62 innings.

Flaherty was scheduled to start the Cardinals’ game Friday at the Kansas City Royals.

LeBlanc, 37, is 0-1 with a 3.61 ERA in 12 games (eight starts) since signing with the Cardinals as a free agent in June.

The 13-year veteran is on his ninth MLB team and has a lifetime ERA of 4.54.

–Field Level Media