Cardinals Quick Hitters: Shane Robinson

The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder is back in the majors after a very trying two-year period and discusses his comeback.

The story of outfielder Shane Robinson has generally been one of misfortune since his 2009 Major League debut. It began with broken collarbone in 2010 and his removal from the St. Louis Cardinals' 40-man roster last fall. 2011 brought a horrific collision in mid-April that led to facial and hand surgeries. The right-handed hitter logged only 350 minor league at-bats total over the last two summers.

Yet, the 26-year-old persevered. In a bit of a surprise, Robinson regained his spot on the 40-man roster and re-joined St. Louis for the September stretch drive. At this point, he is just 0-for-7 with a walk in eight games, appearing most often as a late-game defensive replacement.

In the following interview, see if you pick up the same vibe that I did – that Robinson is extremely anxious to contribute. No matter what the future holds, one has to admire the commitment of the former fifth-round draft pick from Florida State.


This is the second of a series of quick interviews with the Cardinals end-of-year additions from Memphis.

Adron Chambers

Brian Walton can be reached via email at Also catch his Cardinals commentary daily at The Cardinal Nation blog. Look for his weekly minor league column on Thursdays at Follow Brian on Twitter.

© 2011 The Cardinal Nation, and All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Cardinal Nation Top Stories