Cardinals Promote Speedy Outfielder to Make His MLB Debut

The St. Louis Cardinals are calling up outfielder Ben Deluzio to the major leagues.

Deluzio is finally ready to make his major league debut after being drafted in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins.
The twenty-eight-year-old has been impressive at the minor league level this season, hitting a strong .277 batting average and a very solid .353 on-base percentage. In addition, he's tacked on nine home runs, 49 RBIs and 30 stolen bases in 363 at-bats.

The stolen bases are what the Cardinals are looking at here, as Deluzio will be a great source of speed off the bench in the late innings down the stretch. 

The Cardinals are currently sitting atop the NL Central with a 76-55 record, six games up on the Milwaukee Brewers.
Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports