McKenry's contract was purchased by the Cardinals on Thursday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

McKenry opted out of his deal with the Rangers back in May and has since been playing at Triple-A with the Cardinals' organization. Through 37 Triple-A contests, he's hitting .301 with 29 RBI and 10 doubles. Thursday's move will add him to the 40-man roster, as well as bring him up to St. Louis to fill the spot vacated by Matt Carpenter's (oblique) DL placement.

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