Cardinals outfielder Ryan Ludwick has homered in his first rehab assignment at bat Tuesday for Class AAA Memphis.
The shot, in the first inning, put the Redbirds ahead 2-0 over the Omaha Royals.
Ludwick's former Cardinals teammate Rick Ankiel is also playing on the game. Ankiel is playing centerfield in a rehab assignment for Omaha. He's played 17 games for the Royals' top farm club, so it seems the team is in no hurry to bring him back following a quad injury.
Ankiel was hitting .210 in Kansas City with three homers before the setback. He's batting .283 in the minors.