Four Cardinals named Texas League All-Stars

Texas League All-Stars were announced on Tuesday afternoon, with four Cardinals chosen to represent Springfield in the upcoming Texas League All-Star Game. The game, which will be hosted by the Frisco RoughRiders, will be held at Dr. Pepper/7-Up Ballpark in Frisco, TX on Tuesday, June 21st.

Outfielder Tyler Minges, third baseman Travis Hanson, left-hander Randy Leek and catcher Robinson Cancel were all voted to the East Division squad. Minges and Hanson will both start, while Leek and Cancel will come off the bench for the East Division.

A former Cleveland Indians farmhand, Minges is in his first year in the St. Louis system. Through 56 games, the outfielder is currently hitting .299 with a team-leading nine home runs and 29 RBIs. Minges was honored as being the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month for the month of April.

Hanson is in his fourth year of pro ball, all with the Cardinals. In 55 games, Hanson is batting .268 with eight home runs and a team-high 35 RBIs. Hanson was recently named the St. Louis Minor League Player of the Month for the month of May.

After being released last June by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Leek signed with the Cards and is currently in his first full year with the Cardinals. Leek leads Springfield and is third in the Texas League with six victories. Leek is 6-2 and has the fifth best ERA in the Texas League at 2.91. He is also the leader in innings pitched with 80.1 innings this year.

Now in his 12th professional season, Cancel joined the Cardinals in late April after being released by the Chicago Cubs out of Spring Training. Cancel has appeared in 34 games with Springfield, hitting .322 with five homers and 18 RBIs.

Rounding out the East Division starting lineup are outfielder Cory Aldridge of Wichita, outfielder Ryan Spilborghs of Tulsa, shortstop Eric Aybar and second baseman Alberto Callaspo, both of Arkansas, first baseman Justin Huber of Wichita and catcher Mike Napoli of Arkansas. Corey Slavik of Tulsa will start as the East Division's designated hitter. For a full roster from both the East and West Division, visit

The Springfield Cardinals, who have won a season-high four straight games, open up a series at Hammons Field on Tuesday night against the Division-rival Wichita Wranglers. Chris Lambert (0-1) makes just his second start since being promoted from Palm Beach, as he takes on Kyle Middleton (6-4) of Wichita. Game time on Tuesday night at Hammons Field is 7:10pm. Tickets are available by calling (417) 863-2143 and online at

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