Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore are the top prospects of the St. Louis Cardinals.

NEW YORK – The hurting St. Louis CardinalsFor their major league debuts, they will be bringing up second- and third-ranked prospects.

Nolan GormanMatthew Liberatore will pitch Saturday's game against Pittsburgh from the mound. Matthew Liberatore will begin at second base Friday's series opener in Pittsburgh.

Both are 22 and will be the Cardinals sixth and seventh rookies in this season's lineup. St. Louis is currently 20-18.

Gorman was selected as the 19th overall draft pick and No. According to ESPN's Kiley MacDaniel, Gorman is the 18th overall prospect. He currently hits.308 at Triple-A Memphis with 15 homers. In 133 at-bats, he has struck out 50 times.

After Thursday's 7-6, 10-inning loss at The Orioles, Oliver Marmol, manager said “He's getting here” and that he would show the world what he could do. New York Mets. He's worked hard to minimize strikeouts so it's something that he knows, it's something we know of, and it's something that he's doing a great job at. He still makes a lot of contact, and drives the baseball. We have a need and he is coming to fill it.

Liberatore, McDaniel's No. 17 overall pick in 2018, was selected as the 17th overall draft pick. In January 2020, Tampa acquired Liberatore as a prospect number 93. He is currently 3-3 in Memphis with a 3.83 ERA and 46 strikeouts. 12 walks were recorded in 40 innings. Liberatore is third in Triple-A in strikeouts and innings, and he had a 16⅔ inning-scoreless streak in April.

Marmol shared that he was looking forward to Marmol's offer to give him the opportunity to show his capabilities on Saturday.

Both prospects attended last year's All-Star Futures Game. Liberatore was born and later retired Bobby Witt Jr. On a flyout Jarred KelenicDo a groundout prior to striking out Julio RodríguezIn a perfect inning. Gorman was third, and went 1-for-2 against Brayan Bello (Boston prospect).

Tommy EdmanHe will be moving to shortstop, having made 36 of 39 starts in this season's second-inning.

St. Louis' clubhouse was closed for 26 minutes following Thursday's game to allow for internal discussions regarding roster moves. Gorman, a Cardinals outfielder, was selected by the Cardinals. Tyler O'Neill(right shoulder impingement), placed on the 10-day injured-list and transferred righthander Jack Flaherty(right shoulder), to the 60-day IL.

Catcher Andrew KniznerAfter removing two foul tips from his mask, he was forced to leave in the fifth inning.

Infielder Edmundo SosaAfter straining his left foot while sliding into second base, he couldn't continue to play.

This story was contributed by the Associated Press.

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