Shoulder injury lands Suga Shane on DL; Grichuk called up
It hurt just watching Shane Robinson slide into second base Monday night. That he hurt his shoulder is no surprise. Welcome back to the bigs, Randal Grichuk.
Not much chance you'll see Shane Robinson (right) doing this anytime soon -- certainly not with his left arm.
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By Stan McNeal
ST. LOUIS -- If you watched Shane Robinson slide into second base at Pittsburgh on Monday night, this will not surprise you: He was put on the disabled list Tuesday with what the Cardinals called a left shoulder subluxation.
Randal Grichuk, who has 25 homers at Memphis, was called up to take Robinson's spot on the roster. Grichuk left the Redbirds' game in Memphis in the ninth inning Monday night, according to reports, and should be in Pittsburgh before Tuesday night's game. He has hit .323 against left-handed pitching in the minors. In two previous call-ups, he went 6 for 44 with a homer.
Robinson appeared to be in significant pain when he was thrown out trying to steal second after a pinch-hit single. After several minutes of being checked on the field, he walked off with his right hand supporting his left arm. Robinson appeared to bend back his shoulder when he slid into second base.