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Giants' Austin Dean: Outrighted to Triple-A
Dean cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Dean was designated for assignment by San Francisco last week but will stick around the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The 28-year-old will remain in big-league camp as a non-roster invitee but doesn't have a realistic chance to make the Opening Day roster.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Dean: DFA'd by San Francisco
Dean was designated for assignment by the Giants on Sunday, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Giants in November, but he's now been removed from the 40-man roster to make room for the signing of Matthew Boyd. Dean appeared in 22 games for the Cardinals last season and hit .233/.342/.400 with one home run and seven RBI in 38 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Dean: Heading to San Francisco
Dean was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Friday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Dean appeared in 22 games for St. Louis in 2021, and the team recently outrighted him off the 40-man roster. He hit .233/.342/.400 in 38 plate appearances while posting similar numbers at the Triple-A level.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Returns to Memphis
The Cardinals optioned Dean to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.
Dean had a single and a walk in four plate appearances after being recalled Aug. 17, and now he vacates the active roster to make room for Dylan Carlson (wrist) to be activated. In 38 big-league plate appearances this season, Dean has slashed .233/.342/.400 with a home run and seven RBI.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Called up by Cardinals
Dean was recalled by the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Dean hasn't done much in 352 career plate appearances at the major-league level, hitting .224/.279/.391. He'll give the Cardinals some additional outfield depth with Dylan Carlson (wrist) landing on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Activated from IL
The Cardinals reinstated Dean (wrist) from the 7-day injured list Saturday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Dean fractured his wrist playing with Triple-A Memphis in mid-May after being optioned there May 3. He had 34 plate appearances with the Cardinals in April, and it's unclear whether he'll get any more big-league opportunities in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Cleared for rehab games at Low-A
Dean (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Palm Beach on Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Dean has resided on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Memphis since mid-May with a fractured wrist, but the outfielder reported to the Cardinals' spring facility in Florida just under two weeks ago to resume baseball activities. Now that he's had some time to ramp back up, Dean will presumably play in a few games with Palm Beach before reporting back to Memphis.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Performs baseball activities
Dean, who has been sidelined at Triple-A Memphis since mid-May with a broken hamate bone in his wrist, has resumed baseball activities at the Cardinals' spring-training site in Florida, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Following an early season demotion from St. Louis, Dean appeared in seven games for Memphis and hit .192 with a home run before being shut down with the injury. The 27-year-old outfielder should make it from Memphis' 7-day injured list before the end of the season, but he may not have enough time to make a case for a late-season call-up to St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Lands on injured list
Dean (undisclosed) was placed on the 7-day injured list Tuesday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
The reason for Dean being placed on the injured list has yet to be disclosed, but those details figure to be released in the coming days. The outfielder was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on May 3 after slashing .222/.324/.407 with one homer and seven RBI across 34 plate appearances with the Cardinals.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Optioned to Triple-A
Dean was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday.
Dean will make way for Adam Wainwright, who returns from the COVID-19 injured list to start against the Mets in a corresponding move. Dean had been with the team since Opening Day but didn't do much with his limited opportunities, hitting .185/.294/.370 across 34 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Drives in two runs
Dean went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in Sunday's 9-3 loss to Milwaukee.
Dean's two-run double in the sixth made it a 7-3 game, but the Cardinals couldn't get any closer. The 27-year-old enjoyed a solid weekend, going 4-for-7 with two extra-base hits and five RBI over the past two games.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Hits first home run
Dean went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run during Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Brewers.
The 27-year-old was 0-for-7 with a walk entering Saturday's contest, but he collected his first two hits of the season versus Milwaukee. Dean has two starts so far but could see additional playing time if Tyler O'Neill (groin) is forced to miss any time after leaving Saturday's game.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Hitless in eight at-bats
Dean has gone 0-for-7 through seven games this season.
Dean has served primarily as a pinch hitter, as he's drawn only one start to this point. He's struck out on four occasions, but Dean managed to reach base for the first time on a free pass Thursday against the Brewers. Dean figures to serve primarily as a reserve outfielder and may be in jeopardy of losing his roster spot once Harrison Bader (forearm) is able to return.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Continues making strong case
Dean, battling for a reserve outfield role, is hitting .348 (6-for-23) with two doubles, five RBI, a walk, a stolen base and six runs across 12 Grapefruit League games.
Manager Mike Shildt has given Dean a long look this spring as he attempts to sort through a number of candidates for a reserve outfield spot. Dean is competing with the likes of Lane Thomas and Justin Williams, and he's outpacing both of his teammates at the plate by a good amount this spring, although Dean's nine strikeouts should temper any expectations for him.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Multi-hit effort Friday
Dean, who's competing for a reserve outfield spot, went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and two runs in a Grapefruit League loss to the Nationals on Friday.
The 27-year-old showed some promise at the plate during an extended minor-league career, particularly during a 2019 stint at Triple-A New Orleans while with the Marlins organization when he slashed .337/.401/.635 with 18 home runs and 57 RBI (282 plate appearances). He's received limited opportunity at the big-league level in both Miami and St. Louis but has flashed some decent pop (19 doubles, 10 home runs), and considering his body of work at the highest level of the minors, he's under legitimate consideration for a reserve outfield spot this spring.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Returns from IL
The Cardinals activated Dean (elbow) from the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Dean was surprisingly able to make it back from the IL before the regular season came to an end, but he's not expected to fill anything more than a depth role in Sunday's finale with the Brewers or in any postseason contests that may follow. The 26-year-old has been on the shelf for much of the abbreviated campaign, missing time with a right elbow strain and due to a bout with COVID-19.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Back to Busch Stadium workouts
Dean (elbow) is recovering well and working out at Busch Stadium, but he's unlikely to return before the end of the regular season, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
President of baseball operations John Mozeliak noted Monday that Dean faces an uphill battle to see game action in the waning days of the campaign, due to both the sparse amount of time remaining and there not being room on the roster for him. Dexter Fowler's return from the injured list Monday fills one outfield vacancy, while Dylan Carlson, who was summoned back to the big leagues Sept. 18, appears set to remain with the Cardinals through the end of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Austin Dean: Leaves with elbow issue
Dean was removed from Sunday's game against the Reds with right elbow discomfort, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Dean went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts and looked off in his final at-bat before exiting the contest. The 26-year-old should be considered day-to-day until more is known about the injury.... See More ... See Less
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