Brown Activated, Jones Disabled
The Memphis Redbirds announced a roster move on April 25th, returning Andrew Brown to the active roster and placing struggling outfielder Daryl Jones on the disabled list. At the time of publishing, it is unknown what the injury is to Jones.
Brown, listed on the roster as an infielder, was involved in a collision with Shane Robinson while playing the outfield earlier in the season. Robinson would take much more serious injuries, though both players would be listed as having concussion syndromes. The team expressed optimism towards Brown returning on schedule and proved that to be the case by activating him.
Jones is a former top prospect in the organization that has struggled recently in the minor leagues. The Cardinals drafted him in the third round of the 2005 amateur draft at the age of 18. He would show the breakout statistics that the team was hoping for in 2008 as he split time between Double-A Springfield and High-A Palm Beach. The outfielder would produce a .316 batting average with a .407 on base percentage while slugging 13 home runs and 49 runs batted in and 24 stolen bases. The organization and scouts raved about the young man and his potential.
The injury bug would bite Jones over the next few years, limiting his time and his production at the Double-A level. While his production and playing time slowed, the organization decided to push him a bit this season, moving him up the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds in a move that seemed to be a challenge for him to realize his potential.
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