photo: Alec Burleson (Springfield Cardinals)
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A team made a pair of transactions on Monday that affected the outfield alignment.
- Outfielder Justin Williams was placed on Memphis’ seven-day injured list.
- Outfielder Alec Burleson has been promoted from Springfield to Memphis.
Williams, 25, has not played for the Redbirds since pinch-hitting on July 2nd and may have a hamstring issue, though it is odd the team waited so long to place him on the injured list. In 58 plate appearances with Memphis this season, the left-handed hitter slashed .250/.276/.446/.722.
Burleson, 22, is being promoted for the second time in 2021, having begun his first professional campaign in High-A. In 282 plate appearances since joining Springfield, the left-handed hitter slashed .288/.333/.488/.822. Burleson, The Cardinal Nation’s eighth-ranked prospect, hit 14 home runs and drove in 44 in 63 Double-A games.
Other active outfielders on the Memphis roster are Conner Capel, Scott Hurst and Clint Coulter (also a catcher). Along with Williams, Austin Dean is on the injured list. Lars Nootbaar was called up to St. Louis when Lane Thomas was traded on Friday.
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