The Cardinals have announced they have selected the outfielder Scott hurst from their alternate site and another optional flyer Lane thomas. To make room for Hurst on their 40-man roster, the Cardinals transferred the right-hander Dakota hudson from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL. Hudson underwent surgery on Tommy John last September, so he’s unlikely to pitch this season.
Hurst, 25, a third-round pick by the Cardinals in 2017, will reach the majors for the first time. He excelled at lower levels in his draft year and in 2018, when FanGraphs wrote: “Hurst, who is well in CF and above par in the corners, could hit enough to play every day, but its probable ceiling is more like a OF reserve. “
Hurst qualified for Double-A for the first time in 2019, the most recent minor league season. He saw his numbers dip from that level to High-A, where he combined for a .217 / .287 / .299 line in 405 home plate appearances.