I’ll level with you: the Cubs’ chances in the NL Central were already looking terrible. But after the Cardinals’ most recent move to shore up their bench, the Cubs have almost no chance.
The Cardinals have called up Aaron Miles.
The 33-year-old Miles was one of the final players cut by the Reds this spring and signed a minor league contract with St. Louis on April 30. He batted .279 with 13 RBIs in 16 games.
Miles previously played with the Cardinals from 2006-08 and was a member of the World Series title team in ’06. He was in uniform for Tuesday night’s game against the Reds, although he wasn’t in the starting lineup and manager Tony La Russa said he wouldn’t start Wednesday, either. ESPN.
Aaron Miles was the John Grabow of 2009, having signed a 2 year, $5 million deal before the season, and then, following hilariously awful performance, fell victim to “injuries” before being dealt this past offseason.
He bounced around and found his way back to the Cardinals, where he’s almost certain to have a resurgent half-season.