The Cardinals activated outfielder Peter Bourjos off the paternity list, and optioned infielder Dean Anna down to Triple-A Memphis on Friday, per the team's official website. Bourjos has been held without a hit in his first four at-bats of the season.
The Cardinals have placed outfielder Randal Grichuck on the 15-day DL with a lower back strain, reports MLB.com. The team will also call up Dean Anna to fill in the roster spot. Grichuck picked up the injury during a work out Friday doing squats and has been unavailable since. "We're going to have to change the workout from here on out," Grichuk acknowledged. "It wasn't a lot of weight. That's what was the surprising part of it. I was doing two warmup sets, and on the second set, about the fourth rep, I went down, got all the way down and came up about 2-3 inches and I kind of felt it lock out, tighten up, whatever you want to call it. I knew something had happened then." Grichuck is hitting .200 with one home run and two RBI in 10 at-bats this season.
Cardinals infielder Dean Anna , sent to the minor leagues on Sunday, will work at second base, third base and shortstop at Triple-A Memphis, manager Mike Matheny said, per MLB.com. Anna hit .200 in 20 spring at bats with the Cards.
The Cardinals have cut catcher Ed Easley and infielders Dean Anna, Xavier Scruggs and Jacob Wilson from major-league camp, MLB.com reports. The moves leave the team with 33 players in big-league camp.
The Cardinals announced Tuesday they signed free-agent infielder Dean Anna and added him to the 40-man roster. Anna appeared in 12 games for the Yankees in 2014, batting .136 with one home run and three RBI.