The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Seth Maness from Memphis (AAA) and optioned left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski to the triple-A club. Maness, 24, was the Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2012 and will be making his Major League debut with his first appearance.
Maness was 2-2 with a 4.32 ERA in four starts at Memphis this season, striking out 18 and walking just three in 25.0 innings pitched. Maness was an 11th round selection for the Cardinals out of East Carolina University in 2011.
The 6-0, 190-pound North Carolina native has displayed impeccable control throughout his pro career, allowing just 18 total walks in 247.2 innings pitched. Maness worked six or more innings in each of his four starts at Memphis and has done so in 27 of his 38 career minor league starts.
Rzepczynski made nine appearances to begin the 2013 season with St. Louis, allowing seven runs in 8.0 innings of work with no decisions.
Maness will join the Cardinals for tonight’s series opener against the Reds and will wear uniform # 61.
A south city Schnucks grocery store has issued a voluntary recall for all ground sausage sold on a weekend.
The Hampton Village Schnucks issued the recall after a customer returned a package of ground sausage with pieces of the tray packaging pad inside.
The recall includes all fresh ground sausage purchased Sunday, April 28 with a "sell-by" date of May 2.
As a precaution, all fresh ground sausage was pulled from the shelves, the grinder cleaned, and newly ground sausage put out for sale.
Schnucks said this was an isolated incident and no other stores were affected. No injuries or illnesses were reported.
Customers with questions are encouraged to contact the Schnucks Consumer Affairs Department at 314-994-4400 or 800-264-4400.
For the second time in one week, the Missouri Lottery has made a millionaire out of a Lotto player in the St. Louis area.
One lucky ticket was sold at the Dierbergs in the 62-hundred block of Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. The winner matched all six numbers drawn on April 27 to win the $1.1 million jackpot prize. The winning number combination was: 3, 14, 25, 32, 35 and 44.
May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Lottery says, “In addition to this weekend’s big winner, we’re also anxiously awaiting to hear from last Saturday’s Lotto winner in Florissant.”
That ticket, worth $2.7 million, was sold at QuikTrip, 2105 N. Highway 67, for the April 20 drawing. The winning number combination was: 14, 20, 21, 24, 25 and 35.
Two suspects are under arrest in the shooting of a man who tried to get help at a Quiktrip gas station in Berkeley
Authorities said while the suspects are in custody but charges have not yet been filed.
St. Louis County Police spokesman Randy Vaughn said 20-year-old Paul Moore drove to the gas station in Bel Ridge near I-170 and Natural Bridge Rd.
Police said the shooting happened in the 9300 block of Koenig Circle in Berkeley.
Moore was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
Authorities said more information on the case would be released if charges are filed.