Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:34:13 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Michael Blazek was recalled from Class AAA Colorado Springs on Wednesday, July 27, and pitched two scoreless innings of relief against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In a related move, RP Jacob Barnes (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL.
Fantasy Tip: Blazek was cruising along at 3-1 with a 2.31 ERA before dealing with an elbow injury that led to subsequent struggles. Normally his return would be of little interest, but the Brewers are shopping both Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith, and if the team moves them before the deadline Blazek could assume a high-profile role. Just tuck the name away for now and see what the Crew does.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:39:50 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Michael Blazek (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Class AAA Colorado Springs Tuesday, June 14.
Fantasy Tip: Blazek could be a ratio and K's guy in NL-only leagues when he returns.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:52:15 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have received P Michael Blazek from the St. Louis Cardinals, to complete a trade for RP John Axford.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:48:46 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have sent P Michael Blazek to the Milwaukee Brewers, to complete a trade for RP John Axford.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:38:05 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled RP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis. The team also optioned SP Michael Wacha to Double-A Springfield and RP Michael Blazek to Triple-A Memphis.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:37:07 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled RP Michael Blazek from Triple-A Memphis. In a corresponding move, the team optioned SP Carlos Martinez to Triple-A Memphis.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:57:56 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals P Carlos Martinez has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis. The move clears a spot for RP Michael Blazek, who has been promoted from Memphis.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez has had mixed results in short major league stretches, and the Cards probably don't care to keep him around for too long if they're not going to use him as more than bullpen depth. He remains a good bet to have an impact in 2014, but St. Louis could once again use one of their prized pitchers in a relief role to indoctrinate him then. Still, Martinez is a superb talent and worth monitoring or stashing.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:47:33 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled INF Jermaine Curtis from Triple-A Memphis Tuesday, Aug. 13, and optioned RP Michael Blazek in a corresponding move.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 07:38:01 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled SP Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis and optioned RP Michael Blazek to Memphis.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Martinez is headed back to the bullpen. It's hard to forecast much fantasy value for him moving forward this season. Michael Wacha and/or
Chris Carpenter (shoulder) probably have been pegged for the fifth starter spot after the All-Star break
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:08:38 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have optioned SP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis. In a corresponding move, the team recalled P Michael Blazek from Triple-A Memphis.