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|Hoffpauir hoping for call|
Having two clubs in contention is great news for St. Louis. But it makes the matter of September callups a little more complicated than in some years.
The Cardinals are a well-rested team thanks to a schedule that has been quite friendly since the beginning of August. Still, they'll get some reinforcements. Third baseman Troy Glaus is expected to be activated on Tuesday, finishing a nearly season-long rehabilitation from offseason shoulder surgery. He'll be available as a pinch-hitter, a right-handed bat that can get opponents' attention, although he hasn't exactly torn it up in Triple-A.
That may be all on Tuesday, though. Memphis' schedule runs through Sept. 7. Further reinforcements may not arrive before that time.
When the expansion comes, though, it won't be too extreme. Besides Glaus, two more additions will be Major Leaguers. Kyle Lohse and Todd Wellemeyer are expected to be activated from the disabled list in the relatively near future, though likely not before the end of the week in either case.
The three big leaguers will take the total number of players to 28, and La Russa said Sunday that St. Louis will likely have 31 or 32 players in September, possibly as many as 33. Two of those spots will almost certainly go to a catcher, likely Matt Pagnozzi, and a left-handed reliever, with Royce Ring the leading candidate.Allen Craig, a slugging infielder/outfielder, may have earned a chance to get some at-bats. For the last spot or two, the candidates include infielders Tyler Greene, Jarrett Hoffpauir and perhaps David Freese, and right-hander P.J. Walters. Outfielder Nick Stavinoha is injured.
and will not be recalled. Neither will left-hander Jaime Garcia nor infielder/outfielder Joe Mather. Both have returned from injuries but are still getting back to full sharpness.
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