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Cardinals activate Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter from disabled list

Jun 22, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

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Slowly but surely the Cardinals are starting to get healthy. Or at least healthier.

St. Louis has activated Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter from the disabled list, sending down Matt Adams and Adron Chambers to make room on the roster.

Jay has been out since injuring his shoulder on May 14, but went 3-for-8 with a homer on a brief minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A to convince the Cardinals he’s ready to start in center field again.

Carpenter missed the past month with a strained oblique muscle, but capped his rehab assignment at Double-A by going 3-for-3 with a homer yesterday. He’ll resume playing first base and third base after hitting .288 with an .875 OPS in 39 games before the injury.

Adams struggled in his first taste of the majors, hitting .244 with a .669 OPS and ugly 24/5 K/BB ratio in 27 games, but the 23-year-old first baseman remains in the Cardinals’ plans after consistently putting up big numbers in the minors. It might not be until next season, however, as the Cardinals have no shortage of capable bats if/when everyone is healthy.

  1. spudchukar - Jun 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Just in time. Too many stranded runners. Time for a streak.

  2. missingdiz - Jun 22, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Adams needs to lose thirty pounds, at least, and get in shape.

  3. westcoastredbird - Jun 24, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    It looks like Adams is eating himself out of the bigs. Whoever is giving him Hardee’s gift cards please stop. I’m not too sure Memphis is a good city to lose weight either. Way too much BBQ and southern cooking. Maybe he can go on the same diet as Jake Westbrook and Shelby “Twiggy” Miller. They both lost about 25 pounds. It’s really good to see John Jay back in center. Now if we could just the “Big Puma” back at 1B and Carp back on the bump we might just get 12 in 12.

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