Jim Salisbury is saying that Cody Asche is in St. Louis. By a huge coincidence, the Phillies are also in St. Louis to play the Cardinals. This likely means that Asche's rehabbing - through which he has been productive for the Threshers and IronPigs - is complete.
Look at @Phillies 3B Cody Asche's rehab slash line now thru 5 G: .615/.722/1.462 (8-13, 2 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 4 BB, HBP). Meet me in St. Louis?— Matt Provence (@PigsRadio) June 19, 2014
Apparently he got a sniff of the Phillies' recent butchering of the Braves and couldn't help but want to be a part of it. If staging a resurgence with defeats of the NL's most insufferable franchises is Asche's game, then he is in a good position in St. Louis. Or maybe he just doesn't what Cameron Rupp walking around, screwing stuff up.
What's up St. Louis??? In @cody_smasche hometown wonder what it's all about— Cameron Rupp (@CameronRupp) June 19, 2014
Before his departure due to a left hamstring issue that did not result in a Maikel Franco promotion, Asche was hitting .258/.346/.425, and in his absence, the hot corner collapsed into one of the Phillies' more intense suck-holes.
Tonight's lineup is out, showing Reid Brignac getting the start at third. However, Asche was partaking in batting practice, which at the very least means he has been cleared to use a bat.