Mar 12, 2012; Jupiter, FL. USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ryan Jackson (88) throws out an Atlanta Braves base runner at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Braves 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE
The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to promote shortstop Ryan Jackson from Triple-A Memphis today to take the roster spot of Tyler Greene, who was traded to the Houston Astros yesterday, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
To take Tyler Greene's spot on the major-league roster, the Cardinals will promote shortstop Ryan Jackson on Friday from Class AAA Memphis.
Jackson is expected to join the team in Philadelphia.
The 24-year-old Jackson, known more for his defensive prowess than offensive repertoire, is hitting .269/.333/.398 with twenty-three doubles and ten home runs at Triple-A this season.
The 2009 fifth-round draft pick has moved steadily through the Cardinals' farm system and will serve as a third option at shortstop behind the oft-injured Rafael Furcal and Daniel Descalso. Jackson may also see time at second base as his predecessor Greene saw nearly all of his starts at the position.
Where do you expect Jackson to get most of his playing time?