Gregerson (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday. Gregerson was set to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion this week, and while specifics have yet to be announced, his move to the 60-day DL brings an increased likelihood of surgery. The 34-year-old's 2018 season isn't officially over yet -- he's technically eligible to return in late September -- but Gregerson is unlikely to have a noteworthy impact for the Cardinals, let alone fantasy.
Gregerson will see Dr. James Andrews sometime next week for a second opinion on his right shoulder injury, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. The fact that the 34-year-old veteran is getting evaluated by one of the top surgeons in pro sports suggests that surgery may be on the table. Gregerson has struggled with shoulder issues throughout the 2018 campaign, as he's landed on the disabled list three times. More information on Gregerson's status should become available after consulting with Dr. Andrews.
Gregerson was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement Monday. The assignment is retroactive to July 26, so Gregerson would be eligible to return in a week, though there's no guarantee that he'll be ready that soon, as it's the second time he's been out with the same issue this season. It's been a rough year for the veteran reliever, who was at one point expected to be the Cardinals' closer but has now made three trips to the DL and has a 7.11 ERA in 12.2 innings when healthy. The move makes room for the activation of Carlos Martinez (oblique).
Gregerson has fired 3.1 scoreless innings over four appearances since returning from the disabled list, allowing four hits and two walks while recording three strikeouts. The veteran right-hander was activated just before the All-Star break from a disabled list stint due to multiple injuries. He saw action twice during the three-game series against the Reds that closed out the first half for the Cardinals, and he's also been utilized on a pair of occasions in the current four-game set against the Cubs. Gregerson had allowed a pair of earned runs in each of his last two appearances in mid-May before being sidelined, so his four consecutive scoreless efforts have already served to lower his ERA from 8.64 to 6.17.
Gregerson (shoulder, elbow, knee) was activated off the 10-day disabled list Friday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports. Gregerson joined the team in Chicago but wasn't activated for the midweek series against the White Sox. Instead, he'll return from the DL for a home series against the Reds this weekend. The 34-year-old first landed on the DL in mid-May with a shoulder impingement, then underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in June while also dealing with elbow soreness.