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Injuries & Moves: Contreras (forearm fracture) gets cast off

May 17, 2024


After forearm fracture vs. Mets, Contreras set to miss 6-8 weeks

May 8, 2024

ST. LOUIS -- A Cardinals club already reeling from a languishing offense took another severe hit during a 7-5 loss to the Mets at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night, when veteran catcher Willson Contreras suffered a fractured left forearm that will likely keep him out of action for several weeks.

Gray (hamstring) lobbies Cards to make MLB return Tuesday

April 7, 2024

ST. LOUIS -- Just days into Sonny Gray's first Spring Training with the Cardinals, his teammates and coaches were raving about the right-hander’s strong communication skills and the conviction with which he conveys what he is trying to do each time he pitches. Evidently, the 34-year-old used his strong will

Gray's Cardinals debut delayed, set to pitch in sim game

April 2, 2024

SAN DIEGO -- Sonny Gray’s much-anticipated debut with the Cardinals has been pushed back again, meaning it almost certainly won’t be at Busch Stadium in the coming homestand. Gray, who signed a three-year, $75 million deal in November, hasn’t pitched in a game since straining his right hamstring in a

Carlson injury paves way for Scott to start in center on Opening Day

Cardinals' No. 3 prospect is slated to make his Major League debut at Dodger Stadium
March 26, 2024

MESA, Ariz. -- While injuries to Tommy Edman, Lars Nootbaar and Dylan Carlson have repeatedly thrown the Cardinals’ best-laid outfield plans into flux and caused plenty of uncertainty, particularly in center field, manager Oliver Marmol spoke with conviction and no hesitation when discussing the club’s future at that position. “[Victor

Cards' outfield gets cloudier after Carlson collision

March 25, 2024

MESA, Ariz. -- Apologetic and seemingly on the verge of being emotional, Cardinals right fielder Jordan Walker shouldered the bulk of the blame for the collision that knocked center fielder Dylan Carlson out of Monday’s Spring Training game with a shoulder injury. Carlson’s injury was the latest at a position

Gray (hamstring) to open season on IL, hopes to debut in mid-April

Thompson earns spot in rotation over Liberatore
March 22, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- Past the point of being concerned about the mild hamstring strain that wrecked a large portion of his Spring Training, Cardinals’ right-hander Sonny Gray said that missing game action for almost three weeks is the primary reason why he will open the regular season on the 15-day

Edman (wrist) ruled out for Opening Day

March 14, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- Still bothered by painful inflammation in a right wrist that needed surgery five months ago, Cardinals center fielder Tommy Edman was ruled out for Opening Day and will instead soon head to the 10-day injured list, manager Oliver Marmol confirmed on Thursday. Edman, a former Gold Glove

Gray's BP session a promising step in return to action

Cardinals will have a better idea of right-hander's readiness for Opening Day later this week
March 11, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- Pitching off a mound for the first time since he strained his right hamstring seven days ago in a Spring Training game, Cardinals ace Sonny Gray said the best feeling he experienced on Monday was, well, nothing. “I guess the best answer that I can give you

Edman (wrist) encouraged after second, third opinions

Cards center fielder assessing rehab options as Opening Day draws closer
March 9, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- Stressing that his lingering wrist pain is “more inflammation than structural \damage],” Cardinals center fielder [Tommy Edman remains confident that he will soon be back on a path toward a comeback, despite his baseball activities being shut down for a second time in as many weeks. Edman,

Nootbaar sidelined with rib fractures, expected out 2 weeks

March 8, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- A Dodgers fan as a kid while growing up in suburban Los Angeles, Lars Nootbaar always dreamed of someday playing at Dodger Stadium, against some of baseball’s best players and on the game’s grandest stages. Now, following yet another random and freakish injury, Nootbaar knows that he

Gray's hamstring strain 'mild,' but Opening Day in doubt

He's cautiously optimistic after being able to do physical activity the day after exiting start
March 5, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- Sonny Gray said he knows from experience just how frustrating hamstring injuries can be for pitchers -- regardless of how mild or severe they are -- after having gone through two such issues in 2022 while with the Twins. Ironically, Gray said those prior injuries likely kept

Gray exits spring game with right hamstring tightness

Matz makes strong first appearance; Hence gets out of jam
March 4, 2024

​WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Cardinals right-hander Sonny Gray made his second start of the spring and had to leave the game in the second inning because of right hamstring tightness in Monday’s 1-0 loss to the Nationals at CACTI Park of the Palm Beaches. There were two outs in

Edman hopeful for start of spring after offseason wrist surgery

January 4, 2024

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Contreras' season ends due to left wrist tendinitis

Cardinals catcher headed to 10-day IL after battling multiple injuries during 2023 campaign
September 21, 2023

ST. LOUIS -- Willson Contreras made a brief stop in the Cardinals’ clubhouse on Thursday morning before dutifully heading off to the trainers’ room to undergo imaging on his ailing left wrist. Asked if he was OK, Conteras half-grimaced and replied, “We’ll see.” The Cardinals’ 6-0 loss to the Brewers

Burleson's tough-luck season continues with thumb fracture

September 20, 2023

ST. LOUIS -- To fully illustrate the tough luck that Alec Burleson has so often hit into this season, the first baseman/outfielder leads Cardinals players with at least 300 plate appearances in terms of the gap between his actual production and his expected numbers in three major offensive statistical categories.

Carlson contemplating season-ending ankle surgery

August 20, 2023

ST. LOUIS -- Maybe no hard-luck player on the Cardinals roster typifies the kind of frustration-filled, sour season the team has been through than 24-year-old outfielder Dylan Carlson, who sat on the Cardinals’ bench on Saturday nursing not one but two injuries. To further add to Carlson’s frustration is this

Waino set to come off IL, start Monday: 'I'm ready'

July 23, 2023

CHICAGO -- When Adam Wainwright’s dramatically improved health lined up with another opening in the starting rotation, the Cardinals made the somewhat surprising decision to send their 41-year-old pitcher to the mound when they play the D-backs in Arizona on Monday. Wainwright, who still needs two wins to become the

Montgomery 'hoping for some good news' after leaving start early

July 8, 2023

CHICAGO -- It was looking like Jordan Montgomery was headed for another quality start after cruising through four scoreless innings. The Cardinals were also in a great spot, leading the White Sox by five runs. Then, it all fell a part. Montgomery left the game with a hamstring injury after

Waino (shoulder) expected to head to IL: 'That's not the end'

Cards veteran remains only two wins away from 200 in his career
July 4, 2023

MIAMI -- It’s the perplexing and troubling question the Cardinals hoped they would never encounter, much less have to answer in the middle of a season. However, there is no avoiding their most prominent personnel query now after another lopsided loss: Will franchise icon Adam Wainwright toe the rubber and

O'Neill hoping to return to baseball activity this week

June 11, 2023

ST. LOUIS -- Claiming to be pain-free for the first time in more than a month after consulting with a Southern California-based back specialist and receiving two pain-killing injections, Cardinals outfielder Tyler O'Neill is hopeful he can restart baseball activities later this week. Unable to shake the back pain that

DeJong joins big league club on road trip

April 22, 2023

SEATTLE -- Shortstop Paul DeJong, whose career has been marred by shocking struggles much of the past three seasons, is headed back to the Cardinals and could be activated as soon as Sunday, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Saturday. DeJong, who hit at least 19 home runs in

Willson day to day after MRI on knee comes back clean

All-Star catcher diagnosed with knee contusion
March 31, 2023

ST. LOUIS -- Fearful about the health of their new catcher after he took a 102.7 mph sinker off the shin guard protecting his right knee, the Cardinals got good news on Friday when the MRI on Willson Contreras' right knee came back clean. Contreras, who has a knee contusion,

Wainwright to miss 'several weeks' with groin strain

Cardinals' ace no longer the Opening Day starter as his season will begin on IL
March 23, 2023

JUPITER, Fla. -- Adam Wainwright, who was scheduled to begin his final MLB season as the Cardinals' Opening Day starter for a seventh time in his 18-year career, will instead open on the injured list after suffering a groin strain. Manager Oliver Marmol confirmed Wainwright's injury on Thursday morning prior

DeJong (back) suffers setback, likely to start season on IL

Woodford tosses five scoreless innings, striking out seven vs. Marlins
March 20, 2023

JUPITER, Fla. -- The Cardinals received some roster clarity Monday, when shortstop Paul DeJong suffered a setback in his return from lower back pain that has kept him off the field for the better part of the past week. The issue is now expected to sideline DeJong for at least