Matthew Liberatore Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/6/1999 (22)
Matthew Liberatore Season Stats
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Matthew Liberatore News
St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Matthew Liberatore has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday in order to start Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. There's a good chance that Liberatore will be sent right back to the minors after this start, so fantasy managers shouldn't get too excited, although the matchup against Pittsburgh is a nice one. The 22-year-old southpaw is the team's No. 3 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, but he's allowed eight earned runs on 16 hits over his first 13 innings and three MLB starts this year while walking eight and striking out 10. Liberatore will be slightly more attractive in DFS given the matchup, but those in shallow mixed leagues shouldn't overreact.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Matthew Liberatore has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Friday. The team's No. 3 prospect will head back to the minors after a few rough outings. The 22-year-old should get more chances to make an impact on the Cardinals roster later in the season. In a corresponding move, right-hander Johan Oviedo has been recalled to take over the spot on the active roster. He is a candidate to start on Saturday, but has struggled in the minors this season. Fantasy managers shouldn't bother taking a risk with Oviedo.
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned left-hander Matthew Liberatore to Triple-A and recalled right-hander Angel Rondon on Sunday before their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Liberatore allowed four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings in his major league debut against Pittsburgh on Saturday, but he'll head back to the minors. Rondon gives the Cardinals long-relief options on Sunday with reliever Drew VerHagen unavailable after tossing 2 1/3 innings on Saturday. Liberatore, the team's No. 3 prospect per MLB Pipeline, could get another call-up the next time the team needs a sixth starter for their rotation. The 22-year-old southpaw has allowed 17 earned runs on 36 hits while walking 12 and striking out 46 in 40 innings over seven starts for Memphis so far in 2022.