you're reading...

Rick Ankiel Called Up!

Usatoday.com is reporting Rick Ankiel has been called up to the big league team and will be in uniform tonight (Thursday’s game against San Diego). Reports have him scheduled to start in right field and hit second. No roster move to make room for Ankiel has been announced – yet – although Spiezio has been battling yet another odd sickness that could land him on the DL to rest and fully recover (he’s had a tough year). I can’t WAIT to see the home crowd’s reaction when Rick comes to the plate for his first at-bat!

UPDATE! To make room for Ankiel, the team announced Scott Spiezio has been placed on MLB’s Restricted List. From what I can tell, this is sometimes referred to as the “reserves list” as well. Players on this list are not paid and do not count against a team’s 25-man roster count. However, it seems odd because all I’ve read (which is not much) seems to suggest placement on this list has a negative connotation.

Considering Spiezio’s odd illness recently, this move is most likely a way to make room for Ankiel by removing an unavailable player from the roster without making him unavailable for the full 15 days (result of placing a player on the DL). It buys the team time to see how Spiezio’s illness will develop and still bring Ankiel up. Still, Scott can’t be happy about not being paid. Wonder if the team is making special arrangements to pay him while on the list…hmmmm…interesting. The report I read said the team offered no explanation for Spiezio’s move.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

CLICK TO READ: Cardinals May Pry Nolan Arenado Away from Rockies this Winter…

CLICK TO READ: MLB Players Have a Problem and the Machinations of Mad Mad Manfred…

CLICK TO READ: Tommy Pham Sees Clear Path to Greatness…

CLICK TO READ: Winter Warm-Up Reveals Fragile Cardinal Bullpen with Potential…

CLICK TO READ: It’s Not ‘Hosmer or Carpenter,’ It’s ‘Hosmer or Jose Martinez’…

CLICK TO READ: If Giancarlo Stanton Delays Decision, Cardinals Must Move On…

CLICK TO READ: Here’s What You Should Hear When You Hear Stanton News…

CLICK TO READ: Tony La Russa Belongs with the St. Louis Cardinals…

CLICK TO READ: The Last Word on the Matt Adams Trade…

Find Posts By Category

The NL Central

Click to visit each team's site.

Enter your email address to subscribe to Cards N Stuff and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,748 other followers


%d bloggers like this: