DREW ROBINSON OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 5, 2019 –The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s series opener with San Diego, that they have activated infielder Jedd Gyorko (right calf strain) from the 10-day Injured List. The team optioned infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson to Memphis (AAA) to make room for Gyorko on the 25-man active roster.
Gyorko, 30, has hit 61 home runs since joining the Cardinals in 2016, 2nd only to Matt Carpenter (81) in that time span. The right-handed hitting Gyorko batted .389 against N.L. West clubs last season (ranking 2nd among all N.L. players), and he hit two of his 11 home runs in 2018 against his former team, the Padres.
Gyorko appeared in just five Grapefruit League games this spring, the last on March 3. The left-handed hitting Robinson appeared in three games to begin the season with St. Louis.