Rick Ankiel was officially put on the disable list today. The Cardinals soon called up Shane Robinson to replace Ankiel. LaRussa did tell the press today that he does plan to start some games this weekend against the Reds.
Here is some great information about Shane. Check it out:
Selected in the fifth round (166th overall) of the June, 2006 First-Year Player Draft. Received a $175,000 signing bonus.
Robinson got off to a great start at Double-A Springfield, often leading the Texas League in hitting and being named to the Texas League All-Star Team in June. He played 63 games for the Springfield Cardinals hitting .352 with four home runs and 32 RBIs before being promoted to Memphis. Robinson finished the season at Triple-A, hitting just .220 in 42 games and 141 at-bats. Robinson played for the Peoria Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League at the end of the season where he appeared in 26 games and batted .280 (30-107) while leading the team in runs (27) and at-bats (107). Shane had two HRs and 24 RBI and tied for 3rd in the AFL with eight stolen bases.
Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month – April, 2008
Scout.com’s Minor League Player of the Month – April, 2008
Texas League All-Star
Texas League Player of the Week (5/5-11/08)