Cardinals call up LHP Greenwood, option Grichuk

Nick Greenwood, acquired by the Cardinals in July 2010, will be making his Major League debut with his first appearance -- the fifth player to debut with the team this season.

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ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals have called up left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood, 26, from Class AAA Memphis while optioning outfielder Randal Grichuk to the triple-A affiliate.

Greenwood was 3-3 with a 2.61 ERA in 22 games for Memphis this season, limiting the opposition to a .221 BA in his 41 1/3 innings pitched. He went 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his three starts, the most recent on June 1 at Oklahoma City.

The 6-1, 180-pound native of Farmington, Connecticut, who was acquired by the Cardinals from San Diego in July 2010, will be making his Major League debut with his first appearance — the fifth player to debut with the Cardinals this season.

Greenwood has been assigned uniform No. 62.