ST. LOUIS (AP) - It'll be at least a few more days before the St. Louis Cardinals activate outfielder Rick Ankiel.
Manager Tony La Russa says Ankiel will not be ready during this weekend's series against the Kansas City Royals. Ankiel has been sidelined with a bruised right shoulder after crashing headfirst into an outfield wall May 4.
Ankiel has been working through overall soreness stemming from the collision since rejoining the team on Wednesday. He says he's making progress.
La Russa met with general manager John Mozeliak to discuss Ankiel's progress after Saturday's 5-0 victory over the Royals.