Hicks (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports. Hicks underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of June, so this move is simply procedural. The hard-throwing right-hander is set to miss the remainder of this season and likely most of the 2020 campaign while on the mend.
Hicks underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The surgery was performed by Dr. Paletta and went off without a hitch. Hicks will be sidelined for the remainder of the season and most, if not all, of next year following the procedure. In the meantime, Carlos Martinez is expected to assume ninth-inning duties in Hicks' absence.
Hicks (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Hicks and the Cardinals were reportedly taking some time to evaluate their plan of action after the closer was diagnosed with a torn UCL on Monday, but Tommy John surgery always seemed to be the likely outcome. The procedure will keep him out for all of this season and most, if not all, of next year as well. Carlos Martinez is expected to handle the ninth inning in Hicks' absence.
The Cardinals placed Hicks (elbow) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. The transaction was fully expected after Hicks underwent an MRI on Monday that confirmed he was dealing with a torn UCL. The Cardinals have yet to decide on a treatment method for Hicks, but the flamethrower will likely be in store for an extended absence even if he forgoes Tommy John surgery and instead chooses to address the ligament damage with rest and rehab and/or platelet-rich plasma and stem-cell injections. Over the weekend, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak tabbed John Gant as Hicks' most likely replacement as the Cardinals' closer, though Carlos Martinez could enter the mix for save chances as well.
Hicks was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow Monday. Hicks left Saturday's game against the Angels with what was originally referred to as triceps tendinitis, but an MRI revealed a more serious injury Monday. The Cardinals are determining their plan of action, but it's safe to assume that Tommy John surgery is a very likely outcome. The team may be considering non-surgical options for now as the procedure would likely keep Hicks out for all of 2020 whether he undergoes it now or in a few months. John Gant is the frontrunner to close in Hicks' absence.