Ryan Jackson "in the mix" to start at shortstop

Ryan Jackson could "definitely be in the mix," to draw starts at shortstop, according to Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

Jackson hit .278 with a .352 on-base percentage at Triple-A Memphis and was promoted when rosters expanded. St. Louis' current shortstop tandem, featuring Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso, isn't producing at the dish, which may provide an opening for Jackson, who isn't an elite defender like Kozma but would slot nicely into some sort of platoon. Jackson tortured Triple-A southpaws this season, batting .331 with a .397 OBP.

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