Tim Cooney to Make MLB Debut Thursday
Tim Cooney was a third-round pick out of Wake Forest in 2012.
April 29, 2015

By Jay Garneau, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)

ST. LOUIS - Former Demon Deacon Tim Cooney was called up to the St. Louis Cardinals' active roster and will make his Major League Baseball debut on Thursday against the Phillies.

The 24-year-old replaces Adam Wainwright, who suffered a likely season-ending injury, in the starting rotation.

Cooney pitched at Wake Forest from 2010-12, totaling 17 wins with an ERA under 4.00 in his junior and senior seasons.

He was drafted by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2012 draft with the 117th overall selection.

So far in four minor league seasons, Cooney has recorded a 29-23 record and 3.50 ERA. In AAA a year ago, he made 25 starts, finishing with a 14-6 record and 3.47 ERA.

In AAA this season, Cooney is 2-1 with a 3.63 ERA, striking out 14 batters in 17.1 innings of work.

He becomes the second former Demon Deacon to make their MLB debut this season, as Allan Dykstra did so with the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this month.



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