Greene set to begin rehab assignment

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals shortstop Khalil Greene, who went on the 15-day disabled list late last month with social anxiety issues, will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis.

The assignment was to begin Monday night. St. Louis manager Tony La Russa is hopeful Greene will be ready to play when he's eligible to come off the DL on Sunday.

Greene is batting .200 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 38 games.

The Cardinals acquired Greene from the San Diego Padres last offseason after he slumped to a .213 average with only 10 homers and 35 RBIs. His poor season ended prematurely when he punched a dugout wall and broke his left hand in late July.

Brendan Ryan and rookie Tyler Greene have played shortstop since Greene went on the disabled list.