i wouldnt think it would affect duncan too much. he will still start vs. righties. perhaps he will sit a little more against lefties but thats not really anything new.
no official link yet but a writer for a stl paper says its a done deal.
Breaking news: Preston Wilson signs with Cardinals
He's in Chicago.... will be available to play today .... no word yet on who gets sent down, but figures to be Timo Perez, unless they put Edmonds on the DL, which I don't think they will do.
Wilson was fine against LH this season for Houston, wth a .313 BA, .379 OBP and .416 SLG in 77 ABs.
Not as good vs. RH... in 313 atbats, was .259 / .291 / .403 ... with 71 Ks and 13 walks.
Overall for the Astros: .269, 9 HR 55 RBIs, .309 OBP, .405 SLG -- with 94 Ks and 22 walks. And six steals.
Good number: batting .301 with RISP this year, .340 RISP and 2 out. And .225 close/late, which isn't bad.
Wilson played almost exclusively in LF for the Astros this season (823 innings) but appeared briefly in CF (9 innings) and RF (30 innings).
He's 32 years old.
Had some big power years in Colorado (pre-humidor) and did hit 25 homers as recently as 2005. Has struck out 100 + times in six seasons of his career.
Just thinking out loud ...
When Edmonds can't play -- and this is one of those 'who knows' things -- Encarnacion can move to CF. Then one option is a J. Rodriguez / Wilson platoon in RF. With Duncan (most of the time) in LF.
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