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The St. Louis Cardinals made a trio of outfield moves on Tuesday, affecting three levels of Class-A ball.

The St. Louis Cardinals made a trio of outfield moves on Tuesday, affecting three levels of Class-A ball.

The welcomed return of Palm Beach outfielder Michael Pritchard from the seven-day disabled list led to Vaughn Bryan receiving a return ticket to Peoria. That in turn bumped Jhohan Acevedo from the Chiefs active roster back to extended spring training.

Pritchard Ready

When he sprained his ankle and went on the shelf on May 2, Pritchard was the top on-base percentage player in the entire Cardinals system at an amazing .456 rate, 45 points better than anyone else in the organization. That was also the tops in the Florida State League.


Overall, the 24-year-old Nebraskan has a line of .290/.450/.371/.821 over his 62 at-bats in 20 games in his high-A debut season to date.

Bryan Bounced

Outfielder Vaughn Bryan will have to continue trying for the third year to play his way out of Peoria, after being returned to the Midwest League on Tuesday.


In his 16 games with Palm Beach, the 22 year-old performed better than he had with the Chiefs to start the season with a line of .259/.333/.352/.685. Bryan had two doubles, a solo home run and stole four bases in five attempts, but also fanned 29 percent of the time with the Beach Birds.

Acevedo Aced

Jhohan Acevedo returns to the State College roster after filling in at Peoria while Bryan was with Palm Beach.


In nine Midwest League games this time up, the 23-year-old Venezuelan struggled, with just four singles in 25 at-bats (.160) and a pair of walks. Acevedo made his 24-game Peoria debut last season before being sent down to State College.


Springfield continues to run with 24 active players, with an addition yet to be announced.

Update: Two more Palm Beach moves occurred on Tuesday.

Brodbeck Back (to DL)


The Beach Birds placed Andrew Brodbeckon the seven-day disabled list on Tuesday, retroactive to Monday, May 23. The infielder had previously been on the shelf from April 11 to May 3. At that point, the 23-year-old was transferred to extended spring training, only to return to Palm Beach on May 7.

Brodbeck has nine singles in 38 at-bats over 12 games plus three walks for a line of .237/.279/.237/.616 this season. The left-handed hitter drove in six, scored three runs and struck out nine times.

Sohn Activated


In the corresponding move, Andrew Sohn traded places with Brodbeck, coming off the seven-day DL.  The infielder had been out since May 11. Other than a five-game fill-in assignment with Springfield, the right-handed hitter has been with Palm Beach in 2016. Overall, the 23-year-old has struggled to a .145/.236/.215/.451 line over 22 games.

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