Cardinals injuries and roster moves

May 5: OF Tyler O’Neill and RHP Jake Woodford placed on IL; OF/DH Juan Yepez and RHP James Naile remembered from Triple-A Memphis
O’Neill was put on the 10-day hurt list with a low back pressure on his left side, while Woodford was placed on the 15-day IL with ideal shoulder swelling. O’Neill went 0-for-4 with 2 strikeouts in Thursday’s 11-7 loss to the Angels. Woodford tossed 1 2/3 innings of relief (31 pitches) on Thursday, enabling 4 hits and one unearned run while strolling one.

Yepez, who struck a two-run consent crowning achievement in Game 1 of the 2022 NL Wild Card Series versus the Phillies, was remembered from Triple-A Memphis on Friday in hopes that his bat can trigger the slumping Cardinals. St. Louis gone into Friday’s series opener versus the Tigers at Busch Stadium having actually lost 6 straight video games.

Yepez struck .253 with 12 crowning achievement and 30 RBIs as a novice in 2022, however he lost the fight for an Opening Day task to Alec Burleson. Yepez, who had a brief stint with the Cards previously this season, has actually struck .229 with 3 crowning achievement and 14 RBIs in 17 video games with Memphis.

Naile, a 30-year-old local of Cape Girardeau, Mo., has actually pitched well this season with Memphis, assembling a 3-1 record with a 2.50 period in 6 looks. A Cardinals fan while maturing in Southeast Missouri, Naile made his MLB launching at Busch Stadium last season. He started out 5 batters over 9 innings in 7 video games with St. Louis in 2022, however he was injured by giving up 2 crowning achievement.

Reliever Wilking Rodriguez, who had season-ending shoulder surgical treatment on Wednesday, was moved from the 15-day IL to the 60-day IL.

May 5: OF Tyler O’Neill (low back pressure)
Likely return: May 15 
Scratched from the lineup for a video game last weekend and offered another day of rest due to the fact that of relentless pain in the back, O’Neill was put on the 10-day hurt list on Friday. Cardinals supervisor Oliver Marmol stated O’Neill concerned him after Thursday’s 11-6 loss to the Angels and reported that the pain in the back was significantly impacting his efficiency. 

O’Neill, who was wanting to utilize 2023 as a strong bounce-back from an injury-plagued 2022, remains in a 1-for-20 skid with 9 strikeouts following a hitless video game on Thursday. For the season, he’s striking .228 with 2 crowning achievement, 4 doubles, 6 RBIs and one taken base. He has actually 34 strikeouts compared to simply 7 strolls on the season. (Last upgraded: May 5)

May 5: RHP Jake Woodford (ideal shoulder swelling)
Likely return: Mid-late May
Woodford skilled discomfort in his tossing shoulder while tossing 31 pitches in relief in the Cardinals’ 11-7 loss to the Angels on May 4. Woodford tossed 1 2/3 innings of relief and enabled 4 hits and one unearned run while strolling one. (Last upgraded: May 5)

RHP Adam Wainwright (groin pressure)
Expected return: Early May
Wainwright, who was required to begin his last MLB season on the hurt list due to the fact that of a groin pressure, made his 3rd rehabilitation start on April 30, this time with Triple-A Memphis. He extended to 89 pitches (61 strikes) in 5 2/3 innings, enabling 4 operate on 7 hits — consisting of a three-run crowning achievement — and one walk while starting out 9. His next start might feature the Cardinals. (Last upgraded: April 30)

LHP Packy Naughton (left lower arm pressure)
Expected return: Expected to return this season
Naughton, who was required to leave the April 7 loss to the Brewers in the 8th inning with tingling in his left arm, got excellent news when an MRI exposed no structural damage. Cardinals supervisor Oliver Marmol stated the group is confident that Naughton will have the ability to return this season after the pressure in his left lower arm heals.

Naughton did not enable a made run while starting out 5 in 5 innings pitched this season. (Last upgraded: April 9)

C Tres Barrera (knee pain)
Expected return: TBD
Tres Barrera, who had actually been taking on Andrew Knizner for the backup capturing task behind Willson Contreras, has actually been handling ideal knee pain and didn’t capture the rest of Spring Training. (Last upgraded: March 25)

INF Jose Fermin (quad pressure)
Expected return: Several weeks at the earliest
Fermin, who has an area on the 40-man lineup and was obtained this offseason in a trade with the Guardians, is anticipated to miss out on numerous weeks with a quad pressure. When asked if the injury was considered considerable, Cardinals supervisor Oliver Marmol stated, “Yeah, I would say so. Running down to first [on March 4], when he came out of the game, he strained his quad. I don’t want to put a timetable on it, but when we all hear the word ‘strain,’ we all know what that means.” (Last upgraded: March 6)

RHP Wilking Rodriguez (ideal shoulder discomfort)
Expected return: 2024
Rodriguez, a Rule 5 Draft choice from the Yankees who was expected to compete for an area in the Cardinals’ bullpen, had season-ending surgical treatment on his ideal shoulder on May 3, Cardinals supervisor Oliver Marmol stated. The 33-year-old Rodriguez isn’t anticipated to be able to resume tossing for 4-to-6 months following the arthroscopic treatment.

Rodriguez appeared in 7 Spring Training video games, however he opened the routine season on the hurt list due to the fact that of repeating shoulder discomfort. He made 3 looks with Triple-A Memphis, however discomfort ultimately returned in his shoulder. (Last upgraded: May 3)

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