CHICAGO -- Recently demoted reliever Mitchell Boggs made his first appearance with Triple-A Memphis on Sunday. He worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless inning and struck out two in the outing.
Boggs was sent to Memphis after struggling yet again during a two-batter outing on Thursday. The Cardinals have instructed Memphis manager Ron "Pop" Warner to find regular opportunities for Boggs to pitch out of the Memphis 'pen.
The same directive was given regarding the use of Marc Rzepczynski, whose demotion preceded Boggs' by a few days. Since joining the Triple-A team, Rzepczynski has made three appearances. He gave up two runs in his first outing but has followed that up with 3 1/3 scoreless frames since.
"It sounds like they're getting some things going in a good direction," manager Mike Matheny said of the pair.
Some other items of note from the Cardinals' farm system:
• After opening the season with an 18-game stay at Class A Advanced Palm Beach, outfielder James Ramsey has been promoted to Double-A Springfield (Mo.). Ramsey, the No. 23 overall selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, hit .361 with eight extra-base hits at Palm Beach.
• First baseman Xavier Scruggs was named the Texas League Player of the Week (April 29 - May 5) after going 7-for-13 with four homers, 10 RBIs and five runs scored during that weeklong stretch. He currently ranks second in the Texas League in home runs (nine) and third with 22 RBIs.
• Right-hander Tyrell Jenkins, ranked by MLB.com as the organization's fifth-best prospect, received Midwest League Pitcher of the Week honors in recognition of the three-hit shutout Jenkins threw on Sunday. He walked one and struck out five in what was his first victory of the season.
• Eduardo Sanchez was activated from the Triple-A disabled list and made a two-thirds-inning appearance for Memphis on Monday. Sanchez allowed one run on two hits and a walk in the outing. Sanchez was placed on the DL in mid-April with an arm injury.
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