According to the Cardinals, super utility player Mark DeRosa is expected to be activated from the disabled list in time for the team's Saturday game against the Diamondbacks.
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DeRosa, who injured his wrist nine hitless at-bats into his St. Louis career, could provide a much needed boost to the offense, possibly moving struggling Joe Thurston off of third base or perhaps taking powerless Chris Duncan's place in left field. Personally, I would prefer that DeRosa be used in a way that allows Skip Schumaker be sent to the outfield where he is a much better defender than he is on the infield.
While DeRosa seems ready to come back, third baseman Troy Glaus is off to a very slow start in Class A Jupiter. He's hitting below .200 with only one extra base hit since his rehab stint started a a week ago. He has seen only limited time in the field because he has had problems throwing with his shoulder injury. And when he has occupied a spot other than designated hitter, it has been at first base.
I'm not holding my breath on his successful return anytime soon.