Helsley (elbow/knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday. Helsley was initially placed on the injured list with a right elbow injury, but he recently underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee and will officially miss the remainder of the season following his move to the 60-day IL. It's not yet clear whether the 27-year-old will be ready for the start of spring training in 2022.
Helsley (elbow) will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Helsley landed on the 10-day injured list last week due to a stress reaction in his right elbow, but he's unlikely to return in 2021 following his knee surgery. The right-hander made a career-high 51 appearances in 2021 and recorded a save and 10 holds with a 4.56 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 47.1 innings.
Helsley was placed on the 10-day injured list with a stress reaction in his right elbow. The move is retroactive to Aug. 17. Helsley has apparently been dealing with the injury for a bit since he hasn't seen game action since last Saturday, and he'll be unavailable for at least another week. It's unclear how long the right-hander is expected to be sidelined.
Helsley secured his eighth hold in a win over the Royals on Saturday, firing a perfect seventh inning. Helsley was part of a stellar bullpen effort for the Cardinals after starter Kwang Hyun Kim exited after four frames. The right-hander has six scoreless efforts over his last eight appearances, although he's allowed two earned runs apiece in the other two outings during that span.
Helsley (6-4) was credited with the win in a victory over the Twins on Friday, allowing two hits and recording two strikeouts over 1.1 scoreless innings. Helsley served as the bridge to the eighth inning after taking over for starter Wade LeBlanc with two outs in the sixth. The 27-year-old right-hander has encountered some rough patches this season, but he's been in a nice groove for quite some time -- factoring in Friday's scoreless effort, Helsley now boasts a 3-0 record, 1.89 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and three holds over the 19 innings covering his last nine appearances.
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