The A-Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals had four changes to their roster on Saturday, May 15th. Second baseman Colt Sedbrook and outfielder Devin Shepherd were added with centerfielder Ross Smith being sent back to extended spring training and first baseman Osvaldo Morales getting his pink slip.
Sedbrook, 24, was a 22nd round
(665th overall) selection by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2008 amateur draft
Sedbrook was assigned to
Shepherd, 22, was an 11th round
(335th overall) selection by the Cardinals in the 2008 amateur draft out of
This season, the right-handed hitter has gone 22-for-79 (.278) with five doubles, two home runs, 15 RBIs, 33 total bases, 11 runs, 11 walks, 24 strikeouts, three stolen bases, two caught stealing, .363 OBP, and .780 OPS in 22 games at Single-A Quad Cities. Shepherd was on fire at the beginning of the season even impressing farm director Jeff Luhnow, who spoke very highly of him a month ago on 550 KTRS. Shepherd was placed on the QC disabled list on May 7th for unknown reasons.
Smith, 22, was a 14th round (429th
overall) pick by the Cardinals in the 2009 amateur draft out of
The son of Cardinals' scout Roger Smith only played in four games in his short stint in the Florida State League. He went 1-for-13 (.077) with one walk, seven strikeouts, and one caught stealing.
Morales, 22, was signed as a
non-drafted free agent signing by the Cardinals on March 25, 2006 out of the
Over his tenure with the Redbirds, Morales went 247-for-1123 (.220) with 64 doubles, three triples, 46 home runs, 173 RBIs, 144 runs, 16 stolen bases, seven caught stealing, .300 OBP, .405 SLG, and .705 OPS in 333 games.
This past winter Morales was selected by the Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican League, but never was called up from instructs to play. He was placed in the Florida State League to begin the 2010 season where he went 8-for-69 (.116) with three doubles, two RBIs, 11 total bases, six runs, three walks, 26 strikeouts, three stolen bases, .153 OBP, .159 SLG, and .312 OPS in 17 games.
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