Injury Notes – Rick Ankiel, A-Rod & Wang
St. Louis placed Outfielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day DL allowing him to fully recover from his vicious collision with an Outfield wall while making a catch. The move was made retroactive to May 5th. Ankiel is batting .247 on the year with 2 HRs and 11 RBI. To fill his roster spot, the Cardinals called up Shane Robinson, who was hitting .345 for Triple-A Memphis.
A-Rod likely ended his rebab stint going hitless. The new President of the Manny Ramirez Fan Club was 0-2 with a pair of Walks. He will likely make his season debut tomorrow.
A-Rod’s teammate Chien-Ming Wang pitched well in his rehab start. Wang pitched five scoreless Innings giving up three Hits while striking out seven batters. He’ll likely make a could more starts before returning to the Yankees.