On Saturday and Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals made a series of five moves at three levels of their minor league system. We've got the wheres and the whys.
On Saturday and Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals made a series of five moves at three levels of their minor
league system. They are as follows:
Onto disabled list: Outfielder
Promoted from Springfield: Outfielder
Onto disabled list: Reliever
Promoted from Palm Beach: Reliever Casey Mulligan
Activated from disabled list:
Reliever Kevin Thomas
Following these moves, Springfield is still one
hitting outfielder Shane Robinson has been placed on Memphis' seven-day
disabled list due to a separated shoulder. The 25-year-old, on the Cardinals 40-man
roster, had been one of the Redbirds' hottest hitters with five hits and two RBI
in his last three games before landing on the DL.
Rapoport has been promoted from Double-A Springfield. For the Double-A
Cardinals, the former Stanford product was hitting .321, third-highest in the
Texas League, with two home runs and 12 RBI in 25 games.
Reliever Francisco Samuel's bad
fortune continues as he has been placed on Springfield's seven-day DL due to a right
forearm strain. The 23-year-old right-hander had just moved up from Palm Beach on Tuesday
after making his 2010 debut on April 27. His earlier ailment was shoulder
After pitching effectively in 15
games with Springfield in 2009, reliever Casey
Mulligan was returned to Palm
Beach to start the 2010 season. The 22-year-old
right-hander tossed 13 scoreless innings over 11 outings. He yielded just eight
hits and four walks while fanning 25 Florida State League
Taking Mulligan's place on
roster is right-hander Kevin Thomas. He went on the seven-day DL on April 27
with an undisclosed ailment. The 23-year-old has yielded five earned runs in 6
1/3 innings over four FSL games for an ERA of 7.11. He last pitched on April
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