|Cardinals activate Springer, send Washington back to minors|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 21 April 2008 14:08|
Springer was sidelined with nerve irritation in his elbow after he allowed hits to all three batters he faced on April 4. The 39-year-old reliever has made three appearances this season and has a 13.50 ERA.
To make room for Springer, the Cardinals optioned infielder Rico Washington to Triple-A Memphis.
Washington was a surprise addition to St. Louis' opening day roster after spending 11 years toiling as a minor leaguer. By the time he played a game with the Cardinals, he had been in 1,134 games and had 3,980 at-bats in the minor league systems of Pittsburgh, San Diego, Tampa Bay and St. Louis.
But he's struggled in limited at-bats this season, going 3-for-19 with two doubles and two runs scored.