Lane Thomas

#35 CF / St. Louis Cardinals / EXP: 2YRS / MINORS Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Cardinals' Lane Thomas: Dropped from active roster

      The St. Louis Cardinals optioned Lane Thomas to their alternate training site Wednesday, Anne Rogers of reports.St. Louis will swap Thomas from the active roster for infielder Max Schrock, who was called up ahead of Wednesday's doubleheader with Milwaukee. Thomas filled a part-time role out of the Cardinals outfield following his Aug. 31 reinstatement from the COVID-19 injured list, going 4-for-33 with a home run while appearing in 14 games.

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      Cardinals' Lane Thomas: Connects on first 2020 homer

      Lane Thomas went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during a 12-2 win over the Tigers in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.His blast off Joe Jimenez put the capper on a seven-run third inning that blew the game open, and gave Thomas his first homer of the year. Through nine games since rejoining the Cards' roster, he's now gone 4-for-23 (.174).

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      Cardinals' Lane Thomas: Out after three straight starts

      Lane Thomas is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.Thomas had started three straight contests and five of the last six games, but he'll take a seat Monday with the St. Louis Cardinals rolling out an outfield of Tommy Edman, Harrison Bader and Tyler O'Neill. Bader and O'Neill are seemingly most at risk of losing out on playing time, but top prospect Dylan Carlson likely ranks ahead of Thomas in the pecking order for regular run in the St. Louis outfield. Thomas hasn't helped his case by going a modest 3-for-18 at the plate since being reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list in late August.

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      Cardinals' Lane Thomas: Doubles in first start back

      Lane Thomas went 1-for-5 with a double, a walk and a run in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.Thomas was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Monday, and he walked during one plate appearance as a defensive replacement in that night's victory over Cincinnati. Tuesday therefore marked Thomas' first start since July 26, and although the young outfielder wasn't able to contribute much to the St. Louis Cardinals' 16-run outburst, his two-bagger marked his first extra-base hit of the campaign.

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      Cardinals' Lane Thomas: Activated from IL

      Lane Thomas (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list prior to Monday's game against the Reds.He went hitless in three at-bats across four games before landing on the IL back in late July. Thomas will likely work as a reserve outfielder over the rest of the season.

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      Cardinals' Lane Thomas: Reporting for workouts

      Lane Thomas (illness) cleared the league's COVID-19 protocols and will report to the alternate training site, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.The 25-year-old has been away from the club since testing positive for COVID-19 in early August, but he's now able to resume organized workouts. It's unclear how long Thomas will require to reach game readiness, and he'll likely fill a reserve role upon his activation.

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      Cardinals' Lane Thomas: Next phase of return on tap

      Lane Thomas (illness) is expected to enter the second phase of the re-entry process for gaining clearance to resume baseball activities during the early portion of the team's upcoming 11-day, 12-game homestand, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.Thomas has reportedly been asymptomatic during his bout with the coronavirus. The young outfielder will need to produce two negative COVID-19 test results spaced at least 24 hours apart in order to officially enter the second phase of the re-entry process, which will include a cardiac evaluation and blood test for antibodies. If Thomas is able to clear all of those protocols, he'll be able to resume baseball activities as the next step toward eventual activation.

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      Cardinals' Lane Thomas: Heads to IL

      The St. Louis Cardinals placed Lane Thomas (illness) on the COVID-19 injured list Saturday.Thomas' move to the IL was just procedural, as the outfielder was already revealed to have tested positive for the coronavirus back on Aug. 9. The Cardinals selected first baseman John Nogowski's contract from their alternate training site to fill Thomas' spot on the 40-man and 28-man active rosters.

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      Cardinals' Lane Thomas: Tests positive for COVID-19

      Lane Thomas has tested positive for COVID-19, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.The St. Louis Cardinals continue to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak within their organization, and Thomas' positive test brings the team's total to 10 players and seven staffers. The team's upcoming series against the Pirates has been postponed, and the 24-year-old won't be allowed to rejoin the team until he produces two negative COVID-19 tests.

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      Cardinals' Lane Thomas: Projected to start on bench

      Lane Thomas will seemingly begin the regular season as the fourth outfielder according to comments from manager Mike Shildt following Sunday's intrasquad game, Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.Shildt appeared to confirm his starting outfield to begin the season will consist of Tyler O'Neill, Harrison Bader and Dexter Fowler (back) left to right, which naturally leaves Thomas out of the equation for the time being. Thomas did not force Shildt's hand sufficiently in Grapefruit League play or summer camp. The 24-year-old is just 3-for-11 with five strikeouts in summer camp game action overall, although Frederickson makes a case for Thomas potentially muscling his way into at least a timeshare with O'Neill in left field if the former can put together a surge over the last few days before the regular season. Meanwhile, Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggests Shildt could get creative with Thomas' opportunities by utilizing the speedy 24-year-old in pinch-running situations and subsequently keeping him in the game as a defensive replacement. The St. Louis Cardinals' skipper recently noted what he sees as Thomas' ability to churn out productive at-bats off the bench and even potentially serve as the designated hitter on occasion.