The Cardinals have announced that they will purchase the contract of infielder Ryan Jackson from Tripe-A Memphis on Friday night. He will replace Tyler Greene, who was traded to the Houston Astros on Thursday afternoon for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Jackson, a fifth-round pick out of the University of Miami in the 2009 draft, is hitting .266 in the minor leagues this season and can act as a utility infielder and backup shortstop. He is generally well known for his defense, but he has made 12 errors this season at shortstop for the Redbirds.