St. Louis calls up ex-Springbird SS Ryan Jackson

Ryan Jackson was the Springfield Cardinals’ everyday shortstop just last season. On Thursday night, the St. Louis Cardinals called up him up to the big leagues, according to published reports.

Jackson was batting .269 with a .331 on-base percentage and .398 slugging percentage this season at Triple-A Memphis. He has hit 10 home runs and 23 doubles, collecting 45 RBIs.

Jackson was a fifth-round draft pick in 2009 out of the University of Miami (Fla.) and teamed with slugger Matt Adams in the Double-A Texas League. He hit .273 last season, doing far better in many stretches, and had a penchant for hitting to the opposite field. He also was one of the best defenders in the league.
His call-up came hours after the Cardinals traded infielder Tyler Greene to the Houston Astros.

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