Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in November along with Peter Bourjos in the David Freese trade, Grichuk was already on the Angels' 40-man roster and moved to St. Louis'. The 22-year-old Texan was placed into The Cardinal Nation top 40 prospect list for 2014 at number 10.
In his first spring camp with St. Louis, the right-handed hitter got off to a fast start. Grichuk logged a walk, a double and a triple in his first four games, but also in an indication of what was to come, fanned four times in his first 10 at-bats.
Overall in camp, Grichuk's line was .243/.310/.432. In 37 at-bats, he had nine hits, six of which went for extra bases (five doubles and a triple). Grichuk scored three runs, drove in three and drew three walks. He also struck out in just over 40 percent of his at-bats (15 of 37), indicating one area of continued emphasis.
With this move, their third set in the last two days, the Cardinals have 28 40-man roster players and six non-roster invitees remaining in Major League Camp.
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