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Jun 27, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher James Naile (68) pitches in his Major League debut against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Major league rosters are eligible to expand to 28 players Thursday, and the St. Louis Cardinals took advantage by bringing up two players from Triple-A Memphis.

The Cardinals recalled right-hander James Naile and selected the contract of outfielder Ben DeLuzio. Both will be available to manager Oli Marmol when the Cardinals resume play Friday against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium.

Naile, 29, is the Charleston, Missouri, product who made his major league debut in June and has yet to allow a run, earned or otherwise, in five big league appearances (six innings). He has made the St. Louis-Memphis round trip four times this season, all the while pitching effectively in Triple-A -- a 4-3 record and 3.48 ERA in 67.1 innings spanning 39 games.

The Memphis Redbirds claimed DeLuzio off waivers from the Amarillo Sod Poodles of the Double-A Texas League last December. A career minor leaguer, DeLuzio was batting .277 with nine home runs, 49 RBIs and 30 stolen bases in 94 games (364 at-bats) with Memphis.

The 29-year-old will make his major league debut whenever Marmol puts him on the field the first time.