Goldschmidt underwent a procedure to remove a bone spur from his right elbow after the end of the season, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. It's unclear how long the 33-year-old had been battling the issue, but he waited until the Cardinals were eliminated before undergoing surgery. Goldschmidt finished the shortened campaign with a .304/.417/.466 slash line, six homers, 13 doubles, 31 runs and 21 RBI while playing all 58 games. President John Mozeliak didn't offer a specific recovery timeline, but the veteran slugger shouldn't have any issues being ready for the start of spring training in February.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's victory in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round against the Padres. Goldschmidt kicked off the scoring in the first inning, driving in the first two of the four runs the Cardinals would score in that frame. He now has seven career postseason homers in 18 games, a number he pairs with a .284/.338/.622 slash line.
Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Brewers. Goldschmidt knocked in Kolten Wong with a third-inning single before scoring on a Paul DeJong single. The 33-year-old Goldschmidt wraps up 2020 with a stellar .304/.417/.466 slash line, six homers, 31 runs scored, 21 RBI and a stolen base in 58 contests.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a walk during the Cardinal's 18-3 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday. Goldschmidt was responsible for most of the Cardinals' production in a lopsided defeat. He extended his hit streak to five and has reached base safely in 14 straight games. Goldschmidt will carry a .314 average into a Wednesday doubleheader.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Reds. Goldschmidt took Reds reliever Amir Garrett deep in the sixth inning to finish off a five-run rally. The 33-year-old Goldschmidt has six homers this season, three of which have come in his last eight games. He's slashing .312/.446/.512 with 16 RBI, 25 runs scored and a stolen base in 39 contests overall.