Gyorko (back/calf/wrist) took swings off a tee Wednesday for the first time since undergoing wrist surgery June 24, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Gyorko still projects to be on the shelf for several more weeks, but he reported being pleased with his progress following Wednesday's developments. The veteran utility man added that he hopes to be ready for a rehab assignment within about two weeks, and that the left calf strain that originally landed him on the injured list is no longer an issue. Gyorko is next slated for flip drills and batting practice, with both steps necessary before he returns to any type of game action.
Manager Mike Shildt said Gyorko (back/calf/wrist) won't be re-evaluated for another month, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Gyorko landed on the injured list with a lower-back strain in early June, suffered a calf injury while rehabbing and then underwent wrist surgery June 22. The 30-year-old may not return prior to September since he should require a lengthy rehab stint to get back up to speed once he's cleared.
Gyorko, who's on the injured list with a calf issue and is also nursing a lower-back strain, will undergo a minor arthroscopic procedure on his right wrist Monday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Gyorko is certainly getting bang for his buck with respect to his stint on the injured list, as he'll now take advantage of his down time to correct wrist pain he's been enduring for more than two years. Gyorko has been getting through the discomfort with periodic shots, but with the versatile utility man out of action due to his two other injuries, this appears to be an opportune time to address what manager Mike Shildt has termed "a cleanup" of a long-standing problem.
Gyorko suffered a calf injury Tuesday while rehabbing from a lower-back strain, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. Gyorko was eligible to return from the injured list but now won't be doing so any time soon. The severity of the calf injury is not yet clear.
Gyorko (back) ran the bases Tuesday and took ground balls during Wednesday's batting practice, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. Gyorko's recovery from a lower-back strain seems to be advancing smoothly, and barring a setback. he's expected to return when first eligible Tuesday. The versatile veteran is enduring a career-worst season thus far, slashing just .196/.274/.304 with two home runs and seven RBI across 62 plate appearances.