Former LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson received the call up to the big leagues.
Robertson will be on the St. Louis Cardinals travel squad ahead of St. Louis’s NL Wild Card Game against the Los Angeles Dodgers (7:10 P.M., TBS). The game is a single-elimination and the winner will take on the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS.
Robertson was drafted in the fourth round of the 2017 draft and spent this past season with St. Louis’s Triple-A affiliate the Memphis Red Birds. He hit .253 and showed good power (22 doubles, four triples and 11 home runs) while driving in 62 runs and stealing 11 bases.
In Robertson’s senior year at LSU he helped lead the Tigers to a College World Series runners up finish, hitting .307 for the year along with 18 doubles, 8 homers, 43 RBIs, and 9 steals.
With the addition of Robertson, LSU has three former players currently competing in the playoffs: Kevin Gausman (San Francisco Giants) and Alex Bregman (Houston Astros). DJ LeMahieu (New York Yankees) also made the playoffs but the Yankees were eliminated by Boston in last night’s AL Wild Card game 6-2. LeMahieu was not active.
Rumors abound that Robertson is in some way related to current women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey but I think that’s one of those internet rumor things.