Mayers (lat) is set to begin a throwing program early next week, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports. The right-handed reliever hit the injured list April 16 after exiting an appearance against the Brewers the night prior with discomfort. Mayers was originally projected to miss significant time and has already been sidelined just over a month, but the fact he'll begin throwing in a matter of days is an indication his recovery may be starting to ramp up.
Mayers will be sidelined for a few months with a lat injury, though he won't require surgery, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. Mayers had a 5.40 ERA in 8.1 innings prior to suffering the lat strain. It's not clear exactly when the Cardinals expect him back, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him moved to the 60-day injured list at some point.
Mayers has been moved to the 10-day injured list due to a right lat strain. Mayers suffered the injury during Monday night's matchup with Milwaukee, and as expected, he'll require a stint on the shelf. In corresponding moves, Yairo Munoz, Giovanny Gallegos and Ryan Helsley have all been recalled, while Drew Robinson has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis and Tyler O'Neill (elbow) has also been placed on the 10-day IL.
Updating an earlier report, Mayers, who was removed from Monday's loss to the Brewers due to shoulder discomfort, will return to St. Louis for further examination but is expected to land on the injured list, Andrew Wagner of MLB.com reports. The discouraging report came from manager Mike Shildt, although Tuesday's examination should provide the final verdict. The Cardinals' skipper mentioned Mayers felt cramping under his armpit, and the exact nature of the injury should be pinpointed after the team's medical staff has a first-hand look.
Mayers was removed from Monday's game against Milwaukee due to an undisclosed injury, FOX Sports Midwest reports. He allowed three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over 0.2 innings prior to exiting. Mayers never looked comfortable on the mound, and it resulted in a disastrous outing before he was lifted with an apparent injury in the sixth inning. He'll be considered day-to-day until the extent of the issue is determined.