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Cards plan to activate Glaus... Glaus hurts ankle

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said during the broadcast on KSDK Sunday that he expects the team to expand it's roster to about 33 players when Sept. 1 comes.

Able to put up to 40 people on the roster, Mozeliak said the call ups are expected to include third baseman Troy Glaus who has spent all season on the disabled list. But Glaus, who initially was out with a shoulder problem and then saw his rehab derailed with back trouble, "tweeked" his ankle Saturday night in Memphis.

No word on if the injury will cause Glaus to miss any more games.

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Cardinals third baseman Troy Glaus hasn't played in a game yet this season.

Glaus was unable to play third base for most of the year because his surgically repaired shoulder wouldn't allow him to throw across the diamond. But, supposedly, rest required by his back let the shoulder relax and he is back at his normal positon. The Cardinals say Glaus' shoulder doesn't cause him problems at the plate. So, hopefully he could at the very least provide an imposing right handed bat off the bench down the stretch and in the post season (if the Cardinals activate him before Sept. 1.)

But, with Mark DeRosa struggling with a wrist problem that prevented him from starting on Sunday, maybe Glaus will make an impact on the 2009 team after all.