La Russa Pre-Game Comments – 08/22/06

The Cardinals skipper discusses Eckstein, his back-up shortstops, Ryan, J-Rod, Edmonds, Mulder and more.

Prior to Tuesday's Mets contest, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa explains the seriousness of David Eckstein's injury, the likelihood of him being disabled when Mark Mulder returns Wednesday, the team's efforts in acquiring a replacement, the lack of prospects in the minors, the pecking order at the position (Miles, Belliard, Rolen, Spiezio, Taguchi), John Rodriguez' quad injury, the level at which Jim Edmonds can play and his expectations for Mark Mulder's start on Wednesday.

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