With the move of outfielder Anthony Garcia from Memphis to Springfield, the Double-A Cardinals had to make roster space. The corresponding transaction is the return of outfielder Blake Drake to Palm Beach.
Drake, 23, first reached Springfield last June and remained in the Texas League from July 4 through the conclusion of the 201t season. However, the right-handed hitter was scuffling with Springfield in 2017, batting .220 over 41 at-bats. Drake had two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored in his 12 contests with the Double-A Cards. His slash line was .220/.304/.390/.694.
Drake was St. Louis’ 18th-round draft pick in 2014 from Concordia.
Dykstra Down in Different Way
The opening on the Palm Beach roster was created when the A-Advanced club placed second baseman Luke Dykstra on the seven-day disabled list. The move was effective on Sunday, April 30.
Dykstra, 21, who last played on April 29, was batting just .200 with a double, a home run and six RBI over his first 18 games in the Cardinals system. The right-handed hitter has fanned six times against just one walk.
The son of former major league outfielder Lenny Dykstra was acquired from the Braves with John Gant and Chris Ellis in the Cardinals’ off-season trade for Jaime Garcia.
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