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Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Throws 25 pitches Thursday
Flaherty (shoulder) threw 25 pitches while facing live hitters Thursday, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
Flaherty was facing hitters for the first time Thursday, and he was able to utilize his full arsenal of pitches during the throwing session. Assuming the right-hander feels good following Thursday's live BP, he'll likely be in the mix to begin a minor-league rehab assignment soon.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Set to face hitters Thursday
Flaherty (shoulder) will face live hitters Thursday, Jim Hayes of Bally Sports Midwest reports.
Flaherty began throwing bullpen sessions in early May, and he's now been cleared to face hitters after being transferred to the 60-day injured list last week. The right-hander isn't eligible to be activated by the Cardinals until early June, but it seems like he's trending toward a minor-league rehab assignment.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Shifts to 60-day injured list
Flaherty (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Flaherty has been sidelined since the start of the regular season due to a right shoulder injury, but he began throwing bullpen sessions early this month. Since the right-hander will likely require a rehab assignment before rejoining the major-league club, his shift to the 60-day injured list shouldn't impact his return timetable. Matthew Liberatore is slated to have his contract selected to make his major-league debut as the starter for Saturday's game against the Pirates.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Another bullpen session coming up
Flaherty (shoulder) is scheduled to toss his second bullpen session Tuesday or Wednesday since resuming his throwing program in mid-April, Evan Frondorf of MLB.com reports.
Flaherty apparently checked out fine after completing a bullpen session of roughly 30 pitches over the weekend, so he'll get back on the mound again a few days later and presumably incorporate more of his pitches. Based on how Flaherty looks in that side session, the Cardinals will decide whether he's ready to advance to facing live hitters. Since Flaherty will at some point need at least two simulated games or minor-league rehab outings to build up his pitch count, he may be trending toward an early June return from the 10-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Significant step in recovery
Flaherty (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Saturday and he will be allowed to throw all of his pitches, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
This will be his first bullpen session since being shut down in March, and it's noteworthy that he won't be limited to only fastballs. Flaherty will likely have several more such sessions, possibly throwing live batting practice, before a rehab assignment would be on the table.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Ups throwing distance
Flaherty (shoulder) advanced to throwing off flat ground from 240 feet Wednesday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
Since he was cleared to begin a throwing program about two weeks ago, Flaherty hasn't hit any snags in his recovery from right shoulder inflammation. Although he's playing long toss, the right-hander isn't expected to resume throwing off a mound until after the first week in May, per John Denton of MLB.com. Since he was sidelined for all of spring training, Flaherty may need another month to fully build up for starting duty before he makes his return from the 10-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Throwing again Saturday
Flaherty (shoulder) is throwing from approximately 120 feet Saturday, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
Flaherty has reported progress in his right shoulder recently, and he's now been able to throw off flat ground on back-to-back days. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to resume mound work, but the 26-year-old is encouraged with the progress he's made in his rehab so far.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Throws on flat ground
Flaherty (shoulder) played catch on flat ground ahead of Friday's game at Milwaukee, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Flaherty has been building up his arm and shoulder strength with plyometric exercises, and he's now been cleared to start a throwing program. The 26-year-old was shut down from throwing in mid-March after receiving a PRP injection to address inflammation in his right shoulder, so he'll likely require a significant buildup period before progressing to mound work.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Building strength before throwing
Flaherty (shoulder) is working on building strength before beginning a throwing program, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
He did some outfield sprints Saturday and has also done plyometric exercises to build strength in his arm and shoulder. The next step would be a throwing program, but there is not a timetable for when that will begin.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Goes on IL
The Cardinals placed Flaherty (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list Monday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
Flaherty's absence is expected to extend into May, at which point he will likely revert from the 10-day IL to the 15-day IL. Since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection March 18 to calm down the inflammation in his right shoulder, Flaherty has been cleared to participate in plyometric drills. He could begin a throwing program within the next few days, but he'll require multiple weeks to build up for starting duty after essentially missing all of spring training.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Begins plyometric drills
Manager Oliver Marmol said Saturday that Flaherty (shoulder) has begun plyometric drills to replicate his throwing motion, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
Flaherty is nearing the end of his two-week shutdown from throwing, and it's encouraging that he's been able to resume some activity with just under a week remaining until Opening Day. The right-hander will need some time to build back up after he received a PRP injection March 18, but he'll begin a throwing program soon and will travel with the team once it returns to St. Louis. It seems likely that Flaherty will require a stint on the injured list to begin the regular season, but his progress late in spring training has provided a reason for encouragement.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Set to make $5 million
Flaherty (shoulder) signed a one-year, $5 million deal Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The deal settles one question for Flaherty, but more important questions regarding his health remain unanswered. After battling oblique and shoulder strains for much of last season, he's already dealing with shoulder inflammation this season and is in the middle of a two-week shutdown period.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs|
|Birthplace: Burbank, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|