Wisdom was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Wisdom enjoyed an excellent spring, hitting .300 with two doubles, three home runs, six RBI, five walks, two stolen bases and seven runs over 37 plate appearances. He scuffled at Memphis last season, however, slashing just .233/.303/.374 over 294 plate appearances. Therefore, he'll look to build on the momentum he generated against big-league arms and put together a much stronger minor-league campaign in 2017.
Wisdom went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 9-2 Grapefruit League win over the Marlins. The versatile rookie now has three homers overall after blasting a seventh-ining solo shot. Wisdom is enjoying an excellent spring, hitting .357 with a double, three RBI, two walks and six runs in 14 at-bats across 10 games. The 25-year-old slashed .233/.303/.374 with 20 doubles, one triple, five homers, 30 RBI and five stolen bases in 294 plate appearances at Triple-A Memphis last season, where he appears ticketed to begin the 2017 campaign.
Wisdom will miss about a week with a hamstring injury, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports. The 24-year-old third baseman has yet to reach Triple-A, so he is unlikely to be in the conversation for a spot on the 25-man roster out of camp. He has displayed some pop in back-to-back years at Double-A, but he has not hit better than .237 in 239 games at that level, so he may top out as a Quadruple-A type.
The Cardinals announced Monday they optioned Angel Castro, Mike O'Neill and Rafael Ortega to Triple-A Memphis. The team also reassigned Kurt Heyer, Boone Whiting, Patrick Wisdom, Carson Kelly, Casey Rasmus and Cody Stanley to minor-league camp.