The Cardinals will be shorthanded from the left side of the bullpen presumably at least until after the all-star break as Dennys Reyes has left the team to visit a gravely ill relative in his native Mexico.
It looks doubtful that the Cardinals will be able to do anything to replace him on the roster between now and then. But the were carrying seven relieves. so the bullpen should be well stocked. Just hope that homerun happy Derek Lee doesn't come up in the sixth or seventh with runners on base and force manager Tony LaRussa to use Trever Miller, the only lefty in the Birds bullpen.
Meanwhile... As expected, Troy Glaus has reported to Class A Palm Beach to start his rehab assignment after missing the entire year so far due to off-season shoulder surgery. It will be interesting to see how quikcly he can scrape the rust off... Not to mention if the shoulder will hold up and allow him to both hit AND throw.
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