Celebrating 25 years and still going strong
DeRosa day-to-day with left wrist injury;
Jarrett Hoffpauir recalled, Troy Glaus to rehab in Florida
ST. LOUIS, Mo.– St. Louis Cardinals infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa was examined by the team’s medical staff today
and was diagnosed with a left wrist strain after being removed from last night’s game in the 6th inning.  His status is day-

The Cardinals also announced today that third baseman Troy Glaus will report to the Cardinals’ Complex in Jupiter, Fla.,
where he will continue therapy and rehabilitation for his surgically repaired right shoulder and will also begin baseball-
related activities.   Glaus, 32, has been on the disabled list all season, as he recovers from right shoulder surgery that was
performed on January 21.

Infielder Jarrett Hoffpauir, 26, has been recalled from Memphis (AAA) and becomes the 15th rookie to suit up for the
Cardinals this season and the 9th to make a major league debut.

Drafted in the 6th round in 2004 out of the University of Southern Mississippi , Hoffpauir (pronounced hoff-power) was
batting .276 with 10 homers and 31 RBI at Memphis and was named the Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month for
June after batting .327 with 7 homers and 20 RBI in 27 games this past month.  Hoffpauir will wear uniform #34.

To make room for Hoffpauir on their 25-man roster, the Cardinals optioned right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen to
Memphis (AAA).
Cardinals agree to terms with Wagner Mateo;
Top Latin agent set to join organization
ST. LOUIS, Mo. , July 2, 2009 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced at a press conference this morning in Santo
Domingo , Dominican Republic that they have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Wagner Mateo.  Mateo, 16, who
is from Santo Domingo , is considered by many to be the top amateur free agent on the market from Latin America this
year.  The signing is conditional on a physical which will be conducted by Cardinal team doctors in St Louis later this

"This agreement is a significant step for the organization in Latin America and reflects our desire to scout and develop the
best talent across the globe," said Cardinals’ Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak .

The 6-2, 190 pound Mateo bats and throws left handed and was born on March 30, 1993.  He participated in Major
League Baseball's RBI World Series in both 2007 and 2008 representing the Dominican Republic .  The tournament was
held at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton , CA.

"We have come a long way since re-establishing our presence in the Dominican Republic in 2004,” said Jeff Luhnow,
Cardinals’ Vice President of Scouting and Player Development. “I want to thank everyone involved and especially
ownership for providing the resources for us to compete for the top international talent."

"Wagner is the top player available in Latin America this year and we have scouted him heavily over the past two years,”
stated Cardinals’ Director of International Operations Moises Rodriguez. “His bat is special and we look forward to his
continued development as a professional."

Jeff Luhnow and Moises Rodriguez were on hand for a ceremony this morning at the Hilton Hotel in Santo Domingo
where Mateo was introduced and presented with a Cardinals jersey.  Also on hand were Mateo’s parents, younger
brother, Cardinals scouts including Latin American Scouting Supervisor Juan Mercado.