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2024 Pitching

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Regular Season 3 1 2.43 27 5 1.08

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  • Cardinals' John King: Picks up third win

    King (3-1) got the win in Thursday's 3-2 victory over the Pirates. He pitched two innings and gave up one unearned run on two hits.

    After pitching a clean ninth, the 29-year-old gave up a pair of two-out singles in the 10th to allow the designated runner to score, but manager Oliver Marmol showed trust by letting King finish off the game. The lefty reliever got off to a strong start this season with a 1.33 ERA over his first 20.1 innings, but he's struggled of late with a 5.25 ERA in his last 12 innings. His sharp command remains his calling card, as he's walked only four batters all season and will carry a 2.78 ERA and 1.14 WHIP into his next outing.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Nabs win Sunday

    King (2-1) pitched a perfect frame to earn the extra-inning win over the Phillies on Sunday.

    King got a look in a high-leverage spot, and he kept the game scoreless with a spotless ninth inning. The Cardinals took the lead in the 10th, and Ryan Helsley closed it out. King hasn't allowed an earned run over his last 10 innings, though he's given up three unearned runs in that span. He's pitched to a strong 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 13:2 K:BB over 18 innings while adding three holds and a blown save in 2024.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Collects first win

    King (1-1) pitched two scoreless and hitless innings, walking one and striking out one while earning the win Wednesday over the Orioles.

    King provided much-needed length out of the bullpen following a rain delay that ended starter Kyle Gibson's day after four innings. King has kept runs off the board in six of his nine outings since he was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in early May. He's at a 2.13 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB over 12.2 innings while adding two holds and a blown save across 11 appearances. King isn't a regular part of the Cardinals' high-leverage mix, so his fantasy appeal remains low.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Called up to majors

    The Cardinals recalled King from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    King will provide the St. Louis bullpen with a fresh arm after Zack Thompson -- who gave up seven earned runs over two innings of relief in Tuesday's 14-1 loss to the Diamondbacks -- was optioned to Memphis in a corresponding move. Acquired from the Rangers at the trade deadline last summer, King has previously made 22 total appearances as a member of the Cardinals, logging a 1.71 ERA while collecting 10 holds and one win over 21 innings.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Sent to Triple-A

    King was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    The left-hander will move off the major-league roster to make room for Sonny Gray (hamstring), who is returning from the injured list to make his season debut Tuesday. King appeared in two games for the Cardinals and allowed a run on three hits with a 4:0 K:BB over 2.1 innings.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Charged with loss

    King (0-1) allowed a run on one hit and struck out two over two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Sunday versus the Dodgers.

    King didn't make the Cardinals' Opening Day roster, but he was first in line for a call-up when Riley O'Brien (forearm) went on the injured list Sunday. King's season debut went poorly, as he inherited a runner from Andre Pallante and then gave up the game-deciding home run to Max Muncy in the eighth inning. Last season, King posted a 3.62 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 20:10 K:BB over 37.1 innings between the Rangers and the Cardinals while adding 12 holds in 35 appearances. He's not expected to be part of the high-leverage mix, and his poor first impression Sunday is likely enough to keep him in a middle-innings role going forward.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Promoted from Triple-A

    The Cardinals recalled King from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.

    The left-hander missed out on St. Louis' Opening Day roster but will join the big club since Riley O'Brien (forearm) is headed to the injured list. King posted a 3.62 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 20:10 K:BB across 37.1 innings between the Rangers and Cardinals last season.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Optioned to Triple-A

    Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Tuesday that King will be optioned to Triple-A Memphis, John Denton of MLB.com reports.

    King was scheduled to face hitters Sunday at the Cardinals' spring training complex but was unable to due to illness, and the left-hander did not travel with the team to Arizona for its two exhibition games against the Cubs on Monday and Tuesday. The 29-year-old struggled early in spring training, but he allowed no runs in his final three Grapefruit League outings before the illness surfaced. With King heading to the minors, Ryan Fernandez will nab the final bullpen spot on the Opening Day roster.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Still in play for roster

    King (illness) was scheduled to face hitters at the Cardinals' spring training complex in Florida on Sunday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    King did not travel with the team to Arizona for its two exhibition games against the Cubs on Monday and Tuesday, but he remains a possibility to be included on the Opening Day roster. The left-handed reliever struggled early on this spring but was unscored upon in his final three Grapefruit League appearances before an illness cropped up.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Won't pitch Saturday

    King will not pitch in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals due to an illness, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    The 29-year-old lefty should return to the mound in a few days once he's recovered from his illness. After giving up seven runs on 14 hits and six walks over his first six spring training games, King has not allowed a run over his last three appearances.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Hit hard in spring

    King has allowed five runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out two over three Grapefruit League innings.

    King's already a longshot for high-leverage work, and his early results in spring won't help his cause. The southpaw is a groundball specialist who saw some late-inning work with 12 holds in 35 appearances between the Rangers and the Cardinals last season. He'll need to show solid control and limit opponents to weak contact to have success.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Avoids arbitration

    King agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, avoiding arbitration.

    The 29-year-old lefty has seen his strikeout rate decline in three consecutive seasons, while his WHIP has gone up for three years in a row. He is a left-handed groundball specialist who has more real-life value than fantasy value.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Snags win Sunday

    King (1-0) allowed a run on three hits and a walk while striking out one over one inning to earn the win Sunday over the Phillies.

    King also took a blown save after allowing the Phillies to tie the game in the eighth inning, but the Cardinals quickly retook the lead in their half of the frame. Over 16 appearances with St. Louis, King has posted a 1.80 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 8:4 K:BB and seven holds across 15 innings. He's at a 4.01 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 18:8 K:BB through 33.2 innings overall when accounting for his time with the Rangers. While he's seen some high-leverage work with the Cardinals, he's unlikely to be in the mix to close games with both Ryan Helsley and Giovanny Gallegos healthy.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Summoned from Triple-A

    The Cardinals added King to the 26-man active roster Tuesday.

    King was in Triple-A when the Rangers traded him to St. Louis as part of the Jordan Montgomery deal, and he'll return to the majors as he switches organizations. The 28-year-old lefty holds a 5.79 ERA and 1.61 WHIP through 18.2 innings in the big leagues this year.

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  • Cardinals' John King: Sent to St. Louis

    The Rangers traded King, Thomas Saggese and Tekoah Roby to the Cardinals on Sunday in exchange for Jordan Montgomery and Chris Stratton, Jeff Passan of ESPN.comreports.

    King made his big-league debut for Texas during the 2020 campaign and has a 4.27 ERA across 87 big-league appearances. The left-hander has given up 12 earned runs over 18.2 frames in the majors this season and posted a 3.32 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 13:6 K:BB over 21.2 innings at the Triple-A level.

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  • Rangers' John King: Sent to Triple-A

    The Rangers optioned King to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday.

    King will head back to Triple-A after being called up Saturday, having failed to appear in a game while with the Rangers. Alex Speas had his contract selected from Round Rock on Wednesday and will replace King in the Rangers' bullpen.

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  • Rangers' John King: Recalled by Rangers

    King was called up by Texas on Saturday.

    This will be King's third stint in the majors this season. During his previous time with the team, he struggled to a 5.79 ERA in 18.2 innings while striking out just 12.3 percent of opposing batters. Josh Sborz (biceps) hit the injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Rangers' John King: Back in minors

    The Rangers optioned King to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

    King was brought up to the majors Tuesday while Andrew Heaney was on paternity leave. Now that Heaney is back with the team, King will return to Round Rock after making two shutout appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Laredo, TX
Age: 29
School: Houston
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, L