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There’s Something to be Said for Rehab Assignments

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Although they are becoming less and less popular among Major League teams, rehabilitation assignments have shown capability to work. So why would teams rush players back? Probably because they want to test them out against top-flight competition, in the chance that they can come back and contribute immediately.

Like most things in life, though, risks have their unfortunate sides as well.

The St. Louis Cardinals’ management has been a front-row seat for two rehab-skips gone wrong. Outfielders Ryan Ludwick and Rick Ankiel both came back up into the big leagues without going to the minors first, and the rust is more than evident.

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