As they head toward completion of the first week of the second half of the 2009 Texas League season, the Springfield Cardinals made four roster changes on Friday. As is almost always the case, such moves affect the higher and lower level clubs, too.
The news on the highest-profile player of the group is not encouraging. Top prospect and hopeful MLB Futures Game participant, outfielder Daryl Jones, was placed on the club's seven-day disabled list. The ailment is a pulled quad muscle, rather than the right knee tendinitis that he has been dealing with in recent weeks.
At this point, it is not known if the 22-year-old
will be ready to go for the Futures Game in
For the season, the Cardinals
organization's 2008 Minor League Player of the Year's line is .287/.372/.382 in
254 at-bats over 70 games for
The Double-A club lost arguably
their top offensive performer in 2009 as second baseman Daniel Descalso was promoted to the
Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. This is likely in response to the move of second
sacker Jarrett Hoffpauir up to
The 22-year-old was taken in the
third round of the 2007 draft from UCal-Davis and posted an OPS of just .698
last season, mostly with
Springfield's two roster reinforcements are both from the Palm Beach Cardinals of the A-Advanced Florida State League and were each selected by St. Louis in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Outfielder Shane Peterson, 21, was taken in the
second round of last year's draft from
In 76 games and 285 at-bats in the pitcher-friendly FSL this season, Peterson's line is a solid .298/.367/.428. He delivered six home runs, 39 RBI and was 10-for-11 in stolen base attempts.
Like Peterson, middle infielder Colt Sedbrook makes the jump from
The right-handed hitter received
his promotion in a down period, having hit just .133 over his last ten games.
Sedbrook still is getting on base, having posted a season line of .223/.352/.299
through 67 games and 224 at-bats with
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