Gyorko (groin) expected to miss multiple games

Infielder sustains injury while running out of batter's box during Tuesday's win

August 29th, 2018

ST. LOUIS -- Infielder is expected to miss at least the remainder of the Cardinals' series against the Pirates after feeling his left groin muscle tighten as he ran out of the batter's box in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 5-2 win.
The injury comes on the same day the Cardinals placed another infielder, , on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury. Manager Mike Shildt stopped short of forecasting a similar move for Gyorko, though the prospect of playing with a three-man bench until rosters expand on Saturday could force the Cardinals' hand.
Gyorko is scheduled to be reevaluated by the Cardinals' medical staff on Wednesday.
"Something grabbed, and it doesn't feel great right now," Gyorko said after the win. "I've had this quite a few times, but this is a little worse than what I've usually had."
<p.> The last time Gyorko went on the DL with a groin injury was in 2013; he was out for nearly five weeks. The timing is familiar, too, as it was this same time last season that Gyorko found himself sidelined by a hamstring injury that ended up costing him three weeks. </p.>
Further adding insult to injury, Gyorko, after gingerly rounding the bases on a ball that the umpires initially ruled as a home run, had his 12th homer of the year taken back following a crew chief review. Gyorko was awarded a ground-rule double, though replaced him as a pinch-runner.
If Gyorko is out for an extended period, , or can step in to play third. The Cardinals could also shift Matt Carpenter across the diamond and utilize Matt Adams and/or at first base.