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Top Jack Flaherty News

  • 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 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 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.

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  • Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Throwing again Saturday

    Flaherty (shoulder) is throwing from approximately 120 feet Saturday, John Denton of 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Building strength before throwing

    Flaherty (shoulder) is working on building strength before beginning a throwing program, John Denton of 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 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.

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  • Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Set to make $5 million

    Flaherty (shoulder) signed a one-year, $5 million deal Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of 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.

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  • Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Receives injection, out Opening Day

    Flaherty received a PRP injection Friday to address a small tear in his right shoulder and will be shut down from throwing for at least two weeks, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Flaherty went for a second opinion after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday and is now confirmed to be unavailable for the start of the season. The 26-year-old was limited to 78.1 innings last season due to oblique and shoulder strains, and he's now sidelined by another shoulder issue to begin 2022. Even if Flaherty is cleared to start a throwing program immediately after the two-week shutdown, he likely won't be available for at least the first month of the season as he'll need to build back up to a starter's workload.

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  • Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Getting second opinion

    Flaherty (shoulder) is getting a second opinion on his MRI, John Denton of reports.

    While an official diagnosis on Flaherty's shoulder troubles is not yet available, the latest news doesn't seem particularly good, as there wouldn't be a need for a second opinion if the MRI results were clear and favorable. Even a minor delay is likely to cost him some time at the start of the season, but an extended absence could also be on the table.

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  • Cardinals' Jack Flaherty: Undergoes MRI

    Flaherty (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Wednesday, John Denton of reports.

    Flaherty was absent from Tuesday's team workout since he was having his right shoulder evaluated, and the Cardinals are hopeful that Flaherty's MRI will provide a diagnosis for the extent of his injury. Even if the issue is deemed to be minor, any potential delay in the right-hander's spring training workload could limit his availability to begin the regular season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Burbank, CA
Age: 26
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R