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Martínez injury could impede path to playoffs

@anne__rogers
12:27 AM CDT

On the final pitch that Carlos Martínez threw Wednesday night, he fell off to the first-base side of the mound and grabbed his left side. He exited soon after, putting his immediate future in question and leaving the Cardinals in a tough spot. Martínez left the game with a left

Hudson (forearm strain) weighs his next step

@anne__rogers
September 23, 2020

After being placed on the 45-day injured list on Tuesday, Cardinals pitcher Dakota Hudson’s season has ended, and the right-hander met Wednesday with the club’s head physician to determine possible treatments for the right forearm strain he sustained last week. Manager Mike Shildt said that after Hudson met with Dr.

Molina shakes off wrist scare, slugs homer

@anne__rogers
September 20, 2020

Yadier Molina's left wrist has been hit three times this week, but each time it hasn’t stopped him from returning to the lineup the next day. The Cardinals' veteran was back in the lineup to catch Jack Flaherty and hit a go-ahead two-run homer in Sunday's 2-1 win against the

Hudson (forearm) to IL; Carlson rejoins Cards

RHP Crismatt added to active roster; INF Schrock optioned
@anne__rogers
September 18, 2020

After feeling a tightness in his elbow that couldn’t be ignored in Thursday’s 5-1 loss to the Pirates, Dakota Hudson was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain Friday afternoon, effectively ending his regular season. X-rays taken Thursday showed no structural damage, but Hudson went for

Hudson's 'mild' forearm strain looms large

Shildt on concern: 'All things factored in, it’s fairly low'
@RichardJustice
September 17, 2020

The Cardinals lost some ground in their chase for a postseason berth on Thursday, and they’re hoping they didn’t lose something even more important. Right-hander Dakota Hudson departed after two innings with what Cardinals manager Mike Shildt called “a mild forearm strain,” and things spiraled from there in a 5-1

Wong (left side discomfort) scratched

@anne__rogers
September 15, 2020

Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was a late scratch for Tuesday’s game against the Brewers after experiencing discomfort on his left side, the club announced. He is being evaluated and is listed as day to day. Tommy Edman was shifted to second base and took over in the leadoff spot

Dean (elbow) on IL; Kim back with caution

@anne__rogers
September 14, 2020

The Cardinals placed outfielder Austin Dean on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow strain, an injury that occurred in Sunday’s loss to the Reds when he threw a ball in from left field. In a corresponding move on Monday, the Cardinals activated Kwang Hyun Kim from the 10-day

Cards place Gallegos (groin strain) on IL

@anne__rogers
September 11, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- After exiting Thursday night’s game with a trainer, Giovanny Gallegos was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain, the Cardinals announced before Friday’s series opener against the Reds. In a corresponding move, right-hander Nabil Crismatt was recalled from the alternate training site. Gallegos

Cards place Oviedo on IL, activate Dean

@anne__rogers
September 10, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals’ roster shifted again Thursday when the club placed rookie right-hander Johan Oviedo on the injured list after he came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said before Thursday’s doubleheader against the Tigers at Busch Stadium. Oviedo

Cards place Kim on IL, activate Andrew Miller

@anne__rogers
September 5, 2020

A day before Cardinals lefty Kwang Hyun Kim was set to make his fifth start of the year, an injury has paused his season and caused the team to reshuffle its rotation. The Cardinals placed Kim on the 10-day injured list on Saturday, retroactive to Wednesday. On Friday morning, Kim

Cards place Fowler on IL among moves

@anne__rogers
September 2, 2020

An ongoing stomach ailment and the medication prescribed to treat it has prompted the Cardinals to place veteran outfielder Dexter Fowler on the injured list Wednesday, the team announced as part of a series of roster moves. The medication that Fowler has been prescribed may compromise his immune system, president

Notes: C-Mart working to return as a starter

@RichardJustice
August 24, 2020

The Cardinals intend to accommodate Carlos Martínez’s strong desire to return to the club as a starting pitcher. When he’ll be physically ready to do that is what the club is working through. On Monday, Martínez took a step in that direction by throwing what manager Mike Shildt called a

Yadi activated from IL to 'anchor' Cards

@anne__rogers
August 20, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals have their veteran catcher back behind the plate and in the lineup. Nine-time All-Star Yadier Molina was activated off the injured list Thursday before the series opener against the Reds at Busch Stadium and was immediately put in the lineup, batting eighth. “You talk about

Mikolas needs surgery, out for rest of season

@anne__rogers
July 28, 2020

The injury that Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas dealt with in Spring Training did not relent and has ended his season, the club announced Tuesday. The Cardinals placed Mikolas on the 10-day injured list with a forearm strain, which will require surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his right arm.

Cards put Sánchez, Gallegos on injured list

Reyes, Cabrera join Summer Camp workouts
@anne__rogers
July 19, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- With less than a week before Opening Day, the Cardinals got clarity on four pitchers absent from Summer Camp on Saturday. Alex Reyes and Génesis Cabrera were on the field participating in Saturday’s workout, cleared for the first time since testing positive for COVID-19 during intake testing.

Mikolas delayed 1 month by forearm soreness

RHP gets 2nd PRP injection to aid tendon strain; DeJong attends symphony gala
@anne__rogers
February 18, 2020

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas had a second platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday morning to treat his right flexor tendon strain. As a result, his season will be delayed by at least a month. Mikolas received the injection in his right forearm to help heal the flexor tendons, which

106 or bust? Hicks will settle for return to health

@anne__rogers
January 19, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks on Sunday showed off his full right arm extension -- and added in a left arm extension, just for good measure -- demonstrating the health he feels about six months after he had Tommy John surgery. Hicks is still eyeing midseason as the

Off roster, Wacha tests shoulder vs. teammates

After ending no-hit bid, Martínez shows admiration of Sánchez
@anne__rogers
October 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Although Michael Wacha isn’t on the roster for the National League Championship Series presented by GEICO, he’s being prepared in case anything were to happen and the Cardinals needed another pitcher.

Shoulder on mend, Martinez set for rehab stint

Wong hopeful toe injury won't land him on injured list
@anne__rogers
August 25, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals outfielder José Martínez (right AC joint sprain) is set to begin his rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Springfield. Springfield begins a four-game series against Double-A Frisco (Rangers), so Martinez will be the designated hitter Monday as he gets back into game action, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt

Wong day to day after fouling ball off foot

Imaging reveals no fracture for second baseman
@anne__rogers
August 24, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Kolten Wong is day to day after fouling a ball off his right foot in the bottom of the seventh inning of Saturday night's 6-0 win over the Rockies, but the Cardinals' second baseman is confident he’ll be able to return to the lineup soon. Wong had

Martinez 'day to day' with shoulder discomfort

Right fielder experiences pain when he throws, hopes to avoid injured list
@anne__rogers
August 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Jose Martinez exited Sunday afternoon’s 11-9 win over the Pirates at Busch Stadium in the top of the fifth inning with right shoulder discomfort. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Martinez is day-to-day and will be evaluated again Monday. Before he was removed from the game, Martinez made

Fowler (foot) out of lineup; CT scan negative

Gyorko to begin rehab assignment; Molina dealing with thumb pain
@anne__rogers
July 27, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Dexter Fowler is dealing with soreness and bruising on his left foot after fouling a ball off it Friday night, but the Cardinals don’t expect him to miss any significant time. The initial X-ray after the game didn’t show anything that signified a fracture, but the Cardinals

Cards place Matt Carpenter on injured list

@anne__rogers
July 17, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- A frustrating season continues for Matt Carpenter, as the Cardinals' third baseman was put on the injured list with a right foot contusion after fouling a ball off his foot in the seventh inning Monday night. Infielder Edmundo Sosa was called up from Triple-A Memphis to serve

Carpenter day to day after painful foul ball

@anne__rogers
July 16, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter is day to day after leaving Monday night’s game with a right foot contusion. He fouled a ball off his foot during the seventh inning in the Cardinals’ 7-0 win over the Pirates at Busch Stadium. The initial X-rays came back negative on Carpenter’s foot,

Molina gets more time to let thumb heal

@anne__rogers
July 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Cardinals are hoping a few more days of rest will put Yadier Molina's thumb soreness behind him for good. The Cardinals catcher sat out of the starting lineup for the third straight game in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Giants and will likely sit out in