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Injuries & Moves: Knizner departs after fouls hit mask

May 19, 2022

Keep track of the Cardinals' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

Flaherty clarifies his right shoulder injury

@JoeTrezz
March 20, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. -- Jack Flaherty addressed his injury situation Sunday, detailing the nature of his right shoulder discomfort and outlining his rehab plan moving forward. Flaherty confirmed he was diagnosed with bursitis after receiving a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection, linking the inflammation to mechanical issues brought upon by the left

Notes: Flaherty (shoulder) out for 2 weeks

@JohnDenton555
March 18, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty has been diagnosed with “a small tear” in his ailing right shoulder, according to team president John Mozeliak, and the club plans to shut down the right-hander for two weeks before deciding on a course of action for his return. The tear is

Cards awaiting second opinion on Flaherty's shoulder

@JohnDenton555
March 17, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. -- The Cardinals and Jack Flaherty are seeking a second opinion on the hard-throwing right-hander’s ailing shoulder, meaning there is still no answer as to his availability for an organization that has visions of being a World Series contender. Flaherty, the Cardinals' Opening Day starter in 2020 and

Reyes (shoulder) won't be ready for Opening Day; Flaherty talks shoulder discomfort

@JohnDenton555
March 16, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. -- While the Cardinals are still awaiting a diagnosis and a course of action for pitcher Jack Flaherty’s injured right shoulder, the club knows now for certain that former closer and hopeful starter Alex Reyes won’t be ready for Opening Day. Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol announced on Wednesday

Flaherty (shoulder) undergoes exam; timeline unclear

@JohnDenton555
March 15, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said it would be easy to tell which pitchers are the furthest along in their development by how soon they threw batting practice sessions in Spring Training. So, when Jack Flaherty didn’t throw in Monday’s opening workout and was absent from Tuesday’s second

Flaherty hopes to return by season's end

@zachsilver
September 6, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty played catch on Sunday for the first time since sustaining a right shoulder strain on Aug. 24. He did the same on Monday, before his club opened a four-game set against the Dodgers. And he’ll continue to do so for as long as

'Positive news' for Flaherty; plans for closer

August 30, 2021

CINCINNATI -- The Cardinals received good news Monday after getting a second opinion on the right shoulder of Jack Flaherty. Their ace pitcher, who was 9-2 with a 3.08 ERA in 14 starts this season, suffered no structural damage and can recover with rest, rehab and a gradual resumption of

Flaherty (shoulder) to IL; return uncertain

@zachsilver
August 25, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals used the utmost of patience and caution with Jack Flaherty's return after 2 1/2 months away from the mound. Now the remainder of his season is uncertain. The right-hander left his start during Tuesday's 4-3 loss against the Tigers after just two-plus innings (46 pitches,

Cards lose series opener, Flaherty (shoulder)

Shildt: 'There's some concern when your ace has to go down again'
@zachsilver
August 25, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals used the utmost of patience and caution with Jack Flaherty’s return after 2 1/2 months away from the mound. Now his future once again looks uncertain. The right-hander left his start during Tuesday's 4-3 loss against the Tigers after just two-plus innings (46 pitches, 25

Candidates to step up for Helsley

Fernández achieves rare feat; Cards to honor Brock and Gibson
@zachsilver
August 20, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals will need to try to make some magic happen without their Houdini. Right-hander Ryan Helsley, one of the Majors’ best relievers in stranding runners, was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Friday’s series opener against the Pirates with a right elbow stress reaction,

Kim set for first career Minors rehab game

@zachsilver
August 18, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- Ever since Kwang Hyun Kim first arrived in the United States in December 2019, it’s been a laundry list of firsts: His first time playing in the Majors, his first time living overseas away from his family and his first time going through the grind of 162

It's all hands on deck as Cards finish sweep

'Team effort' leads to win over Pirates after LeBlanc, Carlson exit with injuries
@savjaye
August 12, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- Injuries and plays that required a citation from MLB’s rule book rounded out the Cardinals’ three-game sweep of the Pirates at PNC Park. From the top of the third inning, it started to become clear that things were not going to go smoothly in St. Louis’ 7-6 win.

Kim (elbow inflammation) put on injured list

@zachsilver
August 10, 2021

The Cardinals gave Kwang Hyun Kim nine days of rest between his last two starts, but the lingering left elbow inflammation he experienced during that recovery period forced the club to put its southpaw on the injured list on Monday. Manager Mike Shildt said prior to Tuesday’s series opener in

'Go get it': Flaherty set to return Friday vs. KC

@zachsilver
August 10, 2021

Circle Jack Flaherty's return date in pen. The Cardinals' ace will make his much-anticipated return from his left oblique injury on Friday, when the club opens a three-game set in Kansas City, choosing that date with an eye toward caution since the designated hitter will keep the right-hander out of

Arenado exits after HBP, plans to play Friday

July 28, 2021

CLEVELAND -- Nolan Arenado came out of Wednesday’s matinee at Progressive Field shortly after he was plunked by a pitch from Cleveland starter Zach Plesac in the 7-2 loss, but the Cardinals hope to have him right back in the starting lineup on Friday against the Twins. “Thankfully it looks

Martínez to IL with torn right thumb ligament

@zachsilver
July 7, 2021

The Cardinals were hopeful that Carlos Martínez’s thumb injury would be minor, after he continued to pitch for 1 1/3 innings despite jamming it while fouling off a ball in Colorado on Sunday. Positive vibes have instead morphed into a bleak outlook. Martínez, placed on the injured list prior to

Injuries mount as Molina (knee) exits loss

Catcher takes foul tip off kneecap, under evaluation with bone contusion
@zachsilver
June 6, 2021

Another Cardinal has been bitten by the injury bug -- and this time it’s their most dependable. Catcher Yadier Molina departed Saturday’s 5-2 loss against the Reds at Busch Stadium in the bottom of the fourth inning with a bone contusion in his left knee -- a half-frame after he

Kim exits early (back) as Cards fall to Reds

@zachsilver
June 5, 2021

The Cardinals’ pitching depth, already run thin, has taken another hit. Left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim left Friday night’s 6-4 loss to the Reds at Busch Stadium in the top of the fourth inning with lower back tightness, signaling to the dugout and then exiting the contest after throwing a single

Cards place Kim (back), Williams (neck) on IL

@zachsilver
June 5, 2021

The Cardinals were hoping, with two off-days in the coming week, that Kwang Hyun Kim would be able to avoid his second stint on the injured list this season with the same ailment that delayed his regular-season debut. Such hopes were dashed before Saturday afternoon’s tilt with the Reds at

Cards put ace Flaherty (oblique strain) on IL

@SarahWexler32
June 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in his Major League career, Jack Flaherty has been placed on the 10-day injured list. The right-hander has a left oblique strain, the Cardinals announced Tuesday, and there is no immediate timetable for his return. “We’re going to put him on the IL,

Flaherty's start truncated by side tightness

@zachsilver
June 1, 2021

On a night he was nicked briefly, a night he displayed utter dominance and a night he was pitching in front of friends and family -- paying homage to a local legend and childhood idol along the way -- Jack Flaherty’s night ended unceremoniously. The Cardinals’ ace was pulled early

Bader (rib) on IL for 2nd time this season

@zachsilver
May 25, 2021

The Cardinals continue to take their nicks and bruises, with Harrison Bader the latest entry into the list of ailing outfielders. The center fielder was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a right rib hairline fracture after he left Monday’s 5-1 series-opening loss against the White Sox

Mikolas lands on IL with forearm tightness

@zachsilver
May 23, 2021

Just four innings back after a 19-month absence, Miles Mikolas faces another period of time on the mend. The Cardinals right-hander was removed from Saturday’s game -- a 2-1 victory over the Cubs at Busch Stadium -- with right forearm tightness and was placed on the 10-day injured list on

Carlson scratched with back tightness

@zachsilver
May 22, 2021

Several Cardinals got their first taste of the Cubs rivalry at Busch Stadium on Friday night, Nolan Arenado and Dylan Carlson among them. One of the duo didn’t get a look in the encore on Saturday night -- and might not in Sunday’s series finale. Carlson was a late scratch