St. Louis Cardinals press release
The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to this evening’s game that they have activated rookie outfielder Randal Grichuk (right elbow strain) from the 15-day disabled list.
Grichuk, who missed 18 games during his recent stint on the D. L., is still ranked among National League rookie leaders in doubles (21-7th), triples (7-1st), home runs (15-T3rd), RBI (9th) and extra base hits (43-2nd). Grichuk, 24, also missed time earlier this season (April 17-May 15) due to a lower back strain.
The right-handed hitting Grichuk, leads Cardinals outfielders with his seven defensive gems and is batting .284 (82-for-289) with a .561 slugging pct. in his 85 games played.
Brian Walton’s take
The Cardinals will surely welcome Grichuk’s power bat back into the lineup. When he is cleared to throw, which may be a least a week in the future, look for him to re-assume a regular starting role in center field, ahead of Jon Jay, Peter Bourjos, Tommy Pham and others.
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