Cardinals scratch Gyorko from lineup with wife ready to deliver

May 30, 2017

Jedd Gyorko was going to bat cleanup Tuesday before being scratched from the lineup.

ST. LOUIS -- Third baseman Jedd Gyorko was scratched from the St. Louis Cardinals lineup Tuesday because his wife is having a baby.

Gyorko was originally going to bat cleanup against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jhonny Peralta replaced him in the lineup and will bat sixth, with Yadier Molina moving from the No. 5 spot to cleanup.


Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said no roster move has been made, but Stephen Piscotty (personal leave) was flying back to St. Louis. It was not known if he would be available Tuesday night.

Gyorko has twin boys. He and his wife are expecting their first girl.

Gyorko is hitting .316 with eight homers and 22 RBIs this season.

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