Cardinals recall outfielder Lane Thomas; Oviedo optioned to Memphis (AAA) & Flores Jr. returned

May 6th, 2021

ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 6, 2021 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s series finale against the New York Mets that they have recalled outfielder Lane Thomas from Memphis (AAA). The team also announced that right-handed pitcher Johan Oviedo was optioned to Memphis, and left-handed pitcher Bernardo Flores, Jr., the 27th player for yesterday’s double-header, was returned to Memphis.

The right-handed hitting Thomas appeared in four games for the Cardinals in April, going 2-for-9.  He had two hits, including a double and triple, while playing in the first two games of the season for Memphis this week.