Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Rookie Chris Duncan Makes Grade with Cardinals

One of the happier stories of camp will come Friday when the Cardinals announce that rookie Chris Duncan, 24, son of coach Dave Duncan, has hit his way onto the St. Louis roster. The choice became easy when doctors immobilized the broken foot of the projected starter in left, Larry Bigbie, 29, an oft-injured perennial underachiever who was deemed expendable in Baltimore and Denver and who will be out until at least mid April. Duncan, who hit 21 homers last year at triple A, has a .513 slugging percentage with six doubles and four homers in 76 Grapefruit League AB this spring. He is batting .276.