Jay, Matt Carpenter on road back

10:24 AM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
Jon Jay Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE
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(The Chirp) -- CF Jon Jay, out more than a month with a right shoulder strain, has been hitting for the last couple of days. He should be ready for a rehabilitation assignment this week for Class AAA Memphis.

INF/OF Matt Carpenter (strained oblique) was 1-for-7 in the first three games of a rehab assignment at Class AAA Memphis.

RHP Maikel Cleto has been told he will return to Class AAA Memphis. This means the Cardinals will drop back to 12 pitchers again.

RHP Shelby Miller, the Cardinals' top pick in the 2009 draft, has struggled at Class AAA Memphis with a 4-6 record and 6.00 earned run average. As a result, he has been told not to shake off a catcher's signs anymore to go to his high-octane fastball. The organization wants him to work more on his breaking pitches. Farm director John Vuch said, "I think part of it is hitters are sitting on his fastball because they know he's going to throw it and not his other pitches."

RHP Kyle McClellan, on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow irritation, is in the midst of a rehab program to advance his range of motion and the dexterity of his elbow. He is slated to begin a throwing program in early July.

BY THE NUMBERS: 4-5 -- The Cardinals' interleague record and the record on their recently completed homestand.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "Medically, things are looking up. We're not over the hump yet, but looking up." -- GM John Mozeliak, on the improving health of all seven of the players on the Cardinals' disabled list.


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