ST. LOUIS — As expected, the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday activated catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Shane Robinson from the disabled list.
Backup catcher Tony Cruz (left forearm stress fracture) was placed on the disabled list and infielder Jermaine Curtis was optioned to Class AAA Memphis after just two days on the roster.
Molina ranks second in the National League with a .330 average, including .383 with runners in scoring position. Robinson is batting .265.
Cruz started 11 of the team's 14 games during Molina's absence and is batting .212 with one home run and 11 RBIs in 41 games.