Monday June 30th, 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled top prospect Oscar Taveras from their Triple-A affiliate for the second time this season.

The 22-year old rightfielder was first called up for an 11-game stint at the start of June, but was sent back to the Memphis redbirds after hitting just .189 with two extra base hits in 40 plate appearances.

Taveras has eight home runs and 18 doubles for Memphis while hitting .318/.370/.502, and is listed by MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus as a top-three prospect.

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St. Louis has optioned righthanded relief pitcher Jorge Rondon in order to make room for Taveras on their roster before their Tuesday game against the San Francisco Giants.

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