Gyorko is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs. Gyorko has started each game since Sept. 15, but he has just a .630 OPS with no homers since then. He'll get a day off with the Cardinals eliminated from postseason contention, allowing Patrick Wisdom to start at third in his place.
Gyorko went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in a win over the Dodgers on Sunday. The 29-year-old has been wielding a hot bat since returning from a stint on the disabled list due to a groin injury. Gyorko is 4-for-11 with two RBI, two walks and a run over the five subsequent games in which he's logged a plate appearance, putting him on pace for another strong month after hitting .325 in August. The second half of the season has been a good one for Gyorko overall, as he's slashed an outstanding .312/.414/.477 across 109 post-All-Star-break at-bats.
Gyorko is not in the lineup against the Dodgers on Friday. Gyorko will head to the bench after going 1-for-5 with one RBI on Thursday, which marked his first start since Aug. 28 after spending some time on the DL with a groin issue. Matt Carpenter will start at third base while Matt Adams gets the nod at first for Friday's outing.
Gyorko (groin) was activated from the 10-day DL on Wednesday. Gyorko is back on the active roster after missing the past 13 games due to a groin injury. He was withheld from Wednesday's starting lineup and it's unclear as to whether he's ready to jump back into the fold straightaway, but there was no real advantage to keeping him on the disabled list with the expanded 40-man roster. He was able to take some swings in the batting cage earlier this week and is expected to return to his role as the club's starting third baseman once he's fully healthy.
Manager Mike Shildt said Gyorko (groin) could return from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports. Gyorko has been sidelined since the end of August with a groin injury. He was able to take swings in the cage Monday and do some agility drills Tuesday, suggesting he's on the cusp of a return. Once Gyorko is active, he should reclaim his role as the team's starting third baseman, pushing Matt Carpenter back to first base and Matt Adams to a reserve role.