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Sunday tidbits: DeRosa, Boggs, Glaus, Stock, Wainwright

The Tidbits are belated today, but hopefully worth the wait.

* Mark DeRosa was held out of today’s lineup due to some soreness in his wrist. TLR spoke confidently about it after the game, though.

“He [DeRosa] said, ‘I could have played,’” La Russa said. “Barry [Weinberg, head athletic trainer] said this is a really good day [to rest him]. He’s got a little soreness, a little stiffness. Give him the day, take the off day tomorrow. He’ll play Tuesday.”

HOWEVER — if DeRosa is not in fact in there on Tuesday, don’t panic. He has pretty rough numbers (2-for-20, no XBH, 7 Ks) against Braden Looper, while Khalil Greene has hit Looper very well (4-for-12, 2 HR).

* Mitchell Boggs will start next Saturday in Pittsburgh.

* It appears very likely that Troy Glaus will be activated on Tuesday, when rosters can be expanded, but he may be the only one added to the roster that day. Memphis is in a pennant race and the bulk of the callups may wait until the Triple-A team is done.

* The Cards’ second-round Draft pick this year, Robert Stock, has been promoted from rookie-level Johnson City all the way to low Class A Quad Cities. I asked Jeff Luhnow about this today, and he said it’s largely because QC is still playing, while JC’s season is ending, and they want to get Stock all the work he can get. Still, it’s no coincidence that Stock is going where Shelby Miller is. Ideally, the two will be at QC together next year.

* Adam Wainwright will start Friday in Pittsburgh, and then the following Wednesday at the end of the road trip. After THAT, TLR said, Wainwright will get an extra day before his next start thanks to the Sept. 10 off day.

No playlist, since it’s already too late and time to get on home. G’night.

-M.

Cardinals announce three more signings

The Cardinals announced three more signings from the 2009 Draft on Tuesday, bringing the total number of officially confirmed and announced signees to 35.

Second-round pick Robert Stock, third-rounder Joe Kelly and fifth-rounder Ryan Jackson were all announced as signing on Wednesday, though Stock agreed to terms on Monday.

Stock pitched and caught at the University of Southern California, but he will enter the Cardinals system as a catcher — with the potential fallback option of returning to pitching. He pitched in USC’s regular weekend rotation in addition to serving as the team’s starting catcher. He will report to rookie-level Johnson City of the Appalachian League.

Kelly pitched in relief at the University of California-Riverside and throws a fastball in the high-90s according to vice president of scouting and player development Jeff Luhnow. Jackson is a shortstop from the University of Miami who is considered an exemplary defender. Kelly and Jackson will both report to Batavia of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League.

St. Louis has now signed four of its top six Draft picks. Still unsigned are first-rounder Shelby Miller and fourth-rounder Scott Bittle.

-M.

Cardinals agree to terms with Stock

Right on the heels of announcing agreements with 32 Draft picks, the Cardinals confirmed their biggest deal thus far from the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.

Second-round pick Robert Stock agreed to terms on a contract on Monday. Stock pitched and played catcher for the University of Southern California, but he will catch in the Cardinals organization.

Stock batted .226 with a .345 on-base percentage and a .453 slugging percentage for the Trojans in 2009. He was the 67th overall pick in last Tuesday’s Draft.

Earlier in the day, St. Louis announced that it had reached deals with 32 of its top 50 picks, including sixth-rounder Virgil Hill.

The complete list, as announced or confirmed by the club as of Monday afternoon, is as follows:

Robert Stock (C, 2nd round)
Virgil Hill (OF, 6th)
Alan Ahmady (1B, 11th)
Pat Daugherty (LHP, 12th)
Matt Carpenter (3B, 13th)
Ross Smith (OF, 14th)
David Washington (1B, 15th)
Jonathan Rodriguez (1B, 17th)
Anthony Garcia (C, 18th)
Travis Tartamella (C, 19th)
Scott Schneider (RHP, 20th)
Matthew Adams (C, 23rd)
Keith Butler (RHP, 24th)
Josh Squatrito (RHP, 25th)
Christian Beatty (OF, 26th)
Johnathan Fulino (RHP, 27th)
Justin Edwards (LHP, 28th)
Daniel Calhoun (LHP, 29th)
Tyler Bighames (SS, 31st)
Travis Lawler (RHP, 32nd)
Devin Goodwin (SS, 33rd)
David Kington (RHP, 34th)
Andrew Moss (RHP, 35th)
Justin Smith (RHP, 36th)
Richard Racobaldo (3B, 37th)
John Durham (LHP, 38th)
Jesse Simpson (RHP, 40th)
Cale Johnson (RHP, 41st)
Aaron Terry (RHP, 42nd)
Manuel De La Cruz (LHP, 43rd)
Kyle Heim (LHP, 44th)
Michael Thompson (RHP, 47th)
Jason Novak (RHP, 48th)

-M.

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