Quick updates: Wainwright in; Duncan, Cruz, Gall out
I’ll have more in my notes later, but here’s the quick update…
Deivi Cruz has been released, and Chris Duncan and John Gall have been optioned to Memphis. That leaves, basically, five guys for four spots — Skip Schumaker, John Rodriguez, Scott Spiezio, Hector Luna and Aaron Miles. Tony La Russa wouldn’t commit to whether he would take 4 or 5 outfielders — that is, he wouldn’t guarantee that both Schumaker and Rodriguez will make the club. The chances, however, look good for both of them.
Additionally, La Russa said, and I quote, "You can say Wainwright’s on the club." That leaves three guys for one bullpen spot — Brian Falkenborg, Josh Hancock and Alan Benes. I’m of the opinion that Hancock is in the lead, but nothing is for certain yet.