Carlos Martinez To Start In Place Of Wainwright Monday

Carlos Martinez

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Carlos Martinez will start Monday’s game against the Mets at Busch Stadium:

Carlos Martinez, who has been serving as a reliever this year for St. Louis, is filling in for Adam Wainwright, who is being skipped with mild right elbow discomfort.

The 22-year-old right-hander owns a 4.86 ERA across 63 major league innings, but he possesses excellent raw stuff and can be dominant at times.

Though Martinez has future-ace upside, Wainwright, the Cardinals’ current ace, is expected to return to the rotation next weekend.