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Cardinals optimistic Ryan ready for opening day

Posted on: February 11, 2010 2:40 pm

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Dispatch reports that the Cardinals believe shortstop Brendan Ryan will be ready for the regular-season opener.

Ryan, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist Tuesday, is expected to start rehabbing next week and won't swing a bat for 3-6 weeks.

Ryan, who is about to begin his fourth year in the majors, batted .292 with three home runs and 37 RBI last season for the Cardinals.

If Ryan isn't ready, Tyler Greene and Julio Lugo are possible replacements at short.

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