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Mitchell Boggs is getting back on track at Triple-A

May 15, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

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Mitchell Boggs flopped as St. Louis’ fill-in closer when Jason Motte went down and then continued struggling in a setup role before the Cardinals demoted him to Triple-A with a 12.66 ERA and 12 walks in 11 innings.

It was a shocking turn of events for a 29-year-old who posted a 3.08 ERA during the previous three seasons, but it’s looking like Boggs’ stay in the minors may not be very long.

Boggs has yet to allow a run in five Triple-A outings while holding opponents to a .167 batting average. With four strikeouts and two walks in five innings he hasn’t exactly been overpowering and Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com notes that he’s labored quite a bit even in scoreless innings, but so far so good.

Edward Mujica has fared so well in the closer role that Boggs regaining that job is completely off the table, so he merely has to convince the Cardinals he’s capable of being a middle relief asset.

  1. stlouis1baseball - May 15, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    This would be a welcome return to the middle relief role (assuming he got everthing straightened out).

  2. lpd1964 - May 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Boggs=Rag Arm

    • stlouis1baseball - May 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Your Mom = Dissapointed

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