The Cardinals signed first-round draft pick (19th overall) Nolan Gorman, of Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix. After Gorman, 18, signed at Busch Stadium, he worked out with the club and took batting practice. The left-handed hitting third baseman will forgo the University of Arizona to play at Johnson City, the Cardinals’ rookie level affiliate in the Appalachian League.
Padres: C Austin Hedges (right elbow tendinitis) has been out since May 1. He took batting practice Monday at Class A Lake Elsinore, where he will begin his rehab assignment Tuesday.
With what I’ve been doing, either starting or coming into the game in the second inning, my job is to go as deep into the game as possible, he said. So that’s kind of what I did. To be able to go six innings was really big for me, especially the way things have been going.
Yarbrough (5-2) gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out three in his first start since May 14.
Gaviglio (2-2) gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.
Rays Gold Glove CF Kevin Kiermaier (right thumb torn ligament) is hopeful of returning June 22 for a series against the New York Yankees. He faced two minor leaguers in a simulated game and will join Class A Charlotte on Tuesday.
We pick each other up, Reyes said.
Pitching in place of injured Noah Syndergaard again, Lugo (2-1) allowed only two singles and lowered his ERA to 1.77 in two starts and 21 relief appearances this season. He equaled his career high of eight strikeouts and didn’t issue a walk against a Yankees lineup minus slugger Aaron Judge.