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Jon Jay set to begin rehab assignment this week

Jun 18, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

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Refreshing news here for the scuffling Cardinals.

According to beat reporter Brian Stull of 101 ESPN in St. Louis, center fielder Jon Jay has been cleared to embark on a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday afternoon with Triple-A Memphis.

Jay was placed on the disabled list in mid-May with a right shoulder sprain, suffered on the play pictured in this post — a Drew Stubbs home run. He finally began making progress early last week, first with games of long-toss and then with batting practice.

The 27-year-old was hitting .343/.395/.438 in 27 games before the injury, serving as an important table-setter at the top of the St. Louis lineup. The Cards will hope he can pick up right where he left off upon returning.

  1. ajcardsfan - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    I hope when he returns nobody else hits the DL, it feels like everytime we get one back, another goes to the DL. So hopefully soon we’ll have both Skip and Jon available with everybody else that’s currently on the team.

  2. Kevin S. - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Alright, I’ve gone from annoyance over the lack of ATH to concern. Is Craig alright?

    • Drew Silva - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM

      He’s on vacation this week.

      • redguy12588 - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:09 AM

        He’s not allowed to go on vacation, I demand ATH

      • Kevin S. - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM

        Ah, okay. Btw, I’m curious to see how many thumbs down Drew’s comment gets. Redguy’s right, he’s definitely not allowed to go on vacation.

      • Drew Silva - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:21 AM

        Hell, I’ll thumbs it down.

      • papalurchdxb - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM

        and what, no-one else is able to fill in? Says a lot about Craigs the ability of (or perhaps his poor selection of) his underlings….

      • Drew Silva - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:42 AM

        HEY! (We all do other stuff too).

      • jimbo1949 - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:53 AM

        He’s got a lot of nerve scheduling his vacation during the baseball season, kind of like those ballplayers who impregnate their wives in the fall so they can get some time off in the summer.
        ps: how do you like this new sarcastic font I’m using?

      • kiwicricket - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM

        Has Craig pulled the ‘flu like symptoms’ on us???

      • okwhitefalcon - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM

        Craig is as the Cards broadcasters so fondly say when Mike Shannon’s out of the booth enjoying the ponies and a “cold frosty Budweiser”.

        “On assignment elsewhere”.

      • jwbiii - Jun 18, 2012 at 1:37 PM

        And don’t think we don’t appreciate the work you do elsewhere.

        This comment can be ignored in all formats.

    • pharmerbrown - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

      Let’s do ATH-by-committee…

      Yankees 4, Nationals 1: Bryce Harper recovered from his 0-7 performance Saturday, with a couple of hits, but nothing can slow down the Yankees. After winning their first homerless game on Saturday, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano went yard to help the Yankees to complete their third consecutive three-game sweep, extending their AL East lead over the O’s to 1.5. And despite being swept by the Yanks, the Nats stil hold a 4-game lead over the Braves in the scuffling NL East, which may say more about the cellar-dwelling Phillies than anything else.

      • paperlions - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:40 AM

        Good idea:

        Royals 5, Cardinals 3 (15 inn). The Cardinals are horrible.

      • pharmerbrown - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:52 AM

        brevity is the essence of wit?

      • kopy - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:28 AM

        Twins 5, Brewers 4 (15 innings):
        Denard Span walked it off to cap a 4-for-8 day. Seriously, you guys know you want to trade for him. Blackburn’s no-hit bid was ruined with 1 out in the 1st. Ben Revere played outstanding defense. Corey Hart hit a 3 run HR, Greinke blew a 3 run lead in the 7th. Joe Mauer got a hit down the line that he did not stretch for a double due to a nagging ham string. Disgruntled Twins fans that were annoyed that he did not play through injuries last year are now upset that he’s playing through injuries. This was yesterday’s MLB.TV free game of the day, so better luck next time.

      • natstowngreg - Jun 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM

        Dang, had my ATH comments on the Nats-Yankees game, and no place to put them.

        Nice job.

  3. Kevin S. - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Since there’s no ATH to gloat on this week, an update on the East Coast Bias series: The Beast went 11-1 against their lesser counterparts this weekend, running them to 16-8 on the week and 31-20 for the season. On the whole, the Varsity is 96-72 against the Jay Vee, while the Beast is 115-78 outside of the division. Bow down to your overlords.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

      The AL East showed its clear superiority over the NL East.

  4. alexo0 - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    I just hope the site isn’t shutting down with Craig being away this week. I may have to resort to doing actual work while at work then.

    • kiwicricket - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

      I thumbs downed you, just for the thought. The mobs is getting restless.

    • wlschneider09 - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

      What is this “work” thing you speak of? It sounds heinous.

      • Old Gator - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

        “Work” is like fishing, only boring.

    • kiwicricket - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM

      Just continue to stare blankly at your computer screen waiting for Craig to return. Your employer will understand .

  5. kiwicricket - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    No A.T.H
    So clearly, wearing nothing but a bath-robe and touting a bubble pipe will get you apprehended by airport security. Noted.

    • Old Gator - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      And groped.

  6. kiwicricket - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    On a side note…
    If someone finds a parsnip colored bald-man wearing a bathrobe, walking the streets of San Diego touting a bubble-pipe, please send him back to Ohio so he can get back to work.

    • wlschneider09 - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      That could be any of a dozen people in the San Diego area, be careful.

      • kiwicricket - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM

        Bespectacled narrows that down to half a dozen, and we can’t quite rule out Craig wearing Batman undergarments whilst on holiday…..but I see your point.
        We shall approach this slowly, but logically.

  7. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Maybe do a bunch of guest spot ATHs? J5 can provide the Phillies perspective, Frankvzappa can do the crazy gov’t conspiracy perspective, cur/PC for the beaver perspective, dirtyharry for the asshole Yankee perspective, and Old Gator for the holy crap i need a combination dictionary, thesaurus and encyclopedia just to understand him perspective…

    • pharmerbrown - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:07 AM

      see above. I already hit the yanks-nats game. but make sure to include standard calcaterra sarcasm and philly trolling.

    • kiwicricket - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:08 AM

      Second. We have discussed this one before, and it seemed a good idea.
      Do it people.
      Send the info through to the feedback ASAP at the end of the days games. Perhaps DJ or Matthew can glue it together.

      • kiwicricket - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM

        Sorry, Drew.

      • Kevin S. - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:13 AM

        I love it. Tomorrow morning, ATH: Readers’ Choice Edition!

      • wlschneider09 - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:14 AM

        I’ll knock out the Twins report for the week:


      • pharmerbrown - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:14 AM

        i want to see a super long by-line, though. Not just Drew taking credit for OG’s verbosity.

      • kiwicricket - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

        ‘I’ll knock out the Twins report for the week’
        Dam, are you sure about that?

    • Drew Silva - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:26 AM

      I like the idea. I’ll post an “ATH: Readers’ Choice Edition” thread early tomorrow morning and every day this week. It’ll just have links to box scores, and you all can provide the commentary.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM

        OK Drew. Brett Cecil was just ordinary in his return to the majors yesterday, but since it was the Phils, the Jays won. He really is in the BSOHL I was shocked at how thin Cecil looked.

        Are you going to print Rosenthal’s story that The Rockies are trying to trade Guthrie to the Jays? The story was obviously leaked by the Rockies after they were turned down by the Jays.

      • Old Gator - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:57 AM

        I’m all for that. I already posted my response to the Feesh fiasco in the Tropicana Tumulus – you know, that funereal carbuncle swaddled by the slums of St. Petersburg that makes Cahokia mound look fashion forward – over the weekend on the Cobb thread. There’s not much point beating a beached Feesh until the sand crabs abandon the carcass, is there? I’ll have more malevolent reactions to their continued ineptitude when they get to Beanbag Town.

      • jwbiii - Jun 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM

        Good idea. I’m lazy. I don’t like having to search for my daily Feesh Wrapper.

        Did anybody see Dallas Keuchel’s debut?

  8. docktorellis - Jun 18, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    An addendum to Kopy’s excellent Twinkies recap: For the three game border battle, Hottest Hitter in Baseball Trevor Plouffe was walked five times after going yard twice in the first game. For the series he went 4-10 with 5 walks and 2 home runs. He’s been a hell of a silver lining for the Minnesota Tlosses this year.

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