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Just a few short years ago, Dylan Carlson was regarded as a promising, up-and-coming big leaguer, but his shine has taken a considerable hit on account of his .230/.316/.364 batting line over the past two seasons (743 plate appearances). He injured his left ankle in mid-May of last year and battled the ankle throughout the campaign before ultimately undergoing surgery in September. The outfielder was cleared for running and baseball activities in December, but he will still be brought along slowly in spring training. Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol once considered Carlson his leadoff hitter of the future, and his optimism was justified after a 2021 season in which Carlson had 53 extra-base hits and a .343 OBP at the age of 22. Now 25, Carlson figures to bounce back with better luck on the health front, though he is not assured a regular role out of camp and may in fact open the year as the Cardinals' fourth outfielder.

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2024 100.6 5 4 .143
2023 141.51.9 27 5 27 26 3 .219
2022 2752.1 56 8 42 45 5 .236
3y Avg. 2632.2 54 10 45 43 3 .246
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Sitting in second straight game

    Carlson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers. When he was activated from the 10-day injured list last Sunday, Carlson looked as though he would get a chance to start in center field on an everyday basis. However, just one week later, the Cardinals have seemingly pulled the plug on Carlson as their primary option in center, with either Mike Siani or Lars Nootbaar having drawn the last five starts at the position. Both of Carlson's two starts in the last five games came in right field, and it appears that he could be relegated to a short-side platoon role.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Sits against righty

    Carlson is not in Saturday's lineup against the Brewers. Matt Carpenter (oblique) was activated from the injured list and is starting at designated hitter Saturday while Alec Burleson starts in right field. Carlson may get most of his starts against lefties going forward if the Cardinals intend to typically deploy Carpenter and Burleson against righties.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Reinstated, batting fifth Sunday

    Carlson (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list and is starting in center field and batting fifth Sunday against the White Sox. The 25-year-old missed the first five weeks of the season due to a sprained left shoulder, but he's back with the Cardinals after going 3-for-11 with three walks and a solo homer during a four-game rehab stint with Triple-A Memphis. Carlson should step in as St. Louis' primary center fielder, at least until Tommy Edman (wrist) makes his own return from the injured list.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Will be activated Sunday

    Carlson (shoulder) will be activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Sunday's game against the White Sox, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. Carlson completed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis and got through a workout at Busch Stadium on Saturday to clear the way for his season debut. The 25-year-old missed the first month-plus of the season with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. With Tommy Edman (wrist) still out, Carlson should see the bulk of the starts in center field for St. Louis. However, it's possible the club could ease him into a full-time role.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: On verge of activation

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Carlson (shoulder) will take part in various drills before Saturday's game against the White Sox, though the skipper noted Carlson won't be activated from the 10-day injured list yet, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Carlson was set to play for Triple-A Memphis over the weekend against Charlotte, but with the weekend games threatened by rain, the 25-year-old is with the big club instead. He played four games with Memphis in his rehab assignment, going 3-for-11 with a solo home run and three walks. He'll take flyballs, run the bases and mimic right-handed at-bats in a cage Saturday, but any activation from the IL won't come until Sunday at the earliest.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Set to play in outfield Friday

    Carlson (shoulder) will play nine innings in the field for Triple-A Memphis on Friday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Carlson has started as the designated hitter in two of his last three games with Memphis, though he did start in center field Wednesday. He'll reprise that role Friday against Triple-A Charlotte and will attempt to stay in the outfield for the entire game. In his last outing with Memphis on Thursday, Carlson went 2-for-3 with a solo home run.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Beginning rehab assignment this week

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Carlson (shoulder) will report to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday or Wednesday to begin a rehab assignment, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Carlson is finally ready to test himself in an uncontrolled game setting after he completed an extensive ramp-up program as he works his way back from an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, which he suffered late in spring training. Given that he's been on the 10-day injured list throughout the first month of the season, Carlson will presumably stick with Memphis throughout the coming week before potentially making his 2024 big-league debut the following week. Whenever he's activated, Carlson will likely unseat Mike Siani as the Cardinals' everyday center fielder, a role that Carlson should hold at least until Tommy Edman (wrist) is ready to come off the IL.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Could begin rehab assignment soon

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Carlson (shoulder) took batting practice from both sides of the plate Monday and could start a minor-league rehab assignment within days, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The Cardinals are expected to re-evaluate Carlson on Tuesday to see how he responded to his latest live BP session, but if his left shoulder isn't causing any issues, the 25-year-old could be cleared for game action. Carlson appears further along in his recovery from the shoulder injury than Tommy Edman does in his recovery from wrist surgery, so Carlson could end up settling in as St. Louis' primary center fielder if he beats Edman back from the 10-day injured list.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Participates in batting practice

    Carlson (shoulder) has taken swings from both sides of the plate during batting practice and has also resumed throwing, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Carlson is still reportedly feeling pain while swinging right-handed, but he seems to be making solid progress overall in his recovery. The Cardinals still have not set a timeline for the 25-year-old's return, but he will almost certainly have to embark on a rehab assignment before he makes his season debut.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Takes part in tee work

    Carlson (shoulder) was expected to hit off a tee Monday and will progress to soft toss this week, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. The outfielder is in the very early stages of his ramp-up after being shut down for over two weeks following a March 29 cortisone injection in his left shoulder. He will need to advance to batting practice and ultimately face high velocity before the team can start plotting out the when and where of a minor-league rehab assignment.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Set to ramp up activities Monday

    Cardinals manager Oli Marmol said Friday that Carlson (shoulder) will ramp up his rehab process Monday, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Carlson has not yet resumed baseball activities since receiving a cortisone injection in his left shoulder March 29. Marmol noted that Carlson and Tommy Edman (wrist) will begin their rehab process by hitting off a tee and on soft tosses from coaches. Carslon appeared in 76 games for the Cardinals last season, slashing .219/.318/.333 with five home runs and 27 RBI over 255 plate appearances.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Still not cleared for activities

    Carlson (shoulder) has yet to be cleared to begin baseball activities, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Carlson is still working on strengthening his left shoulder as he comes back from a sprained AC joint. Victor Scott has struggled, but Lars Nootbaar (ribs) is nearing a return and Tommy Edman (wrist) is progressing, so Carlson's window for starter's at-bats might have closed by the time he's healthy.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Visiting team doctors

    Carlson will have his left shoulder examined by team doctors Saturday, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Carlson has yet to resume baseball activities since injuring his shoulder during a spring training game March 25, and his checkup Saturday may help determine when he will be able to begin ramping back up.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Yet to resume baseball activities

    Carlson (shoulder) is participating in strengthening exercises but has yet to be cleared for baseball activities, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Carlson received a cortisone injection in his left shoulder Friday and is continuing to work his way back from a sprain. The club should have a better idea of his next steps once he gets the green light to begin ramping back up.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Gets injection in shoulder

    Carlson received a cortisone injection in his left shoulder Friday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Jones will rest over the next few days before ramping up his activity. He was placed on the 10-day IL on Wednesday after sustaining a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder when he collided with Jordan Walker in the outfield March 25. Victor Scott got the start in center field Opening Day with Carlson, Lars Nootbaar (rib) and Tommy Edman (wrist) all on the IL.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Officially goes on IL

    The Cardinals placed Carlson (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. Since Carlson's IL stint is backdated to Tuesday, he'll be eligible for activation in advance of the Cardinals' ninth game of the regular season April 6 versus the Marlins, but he'll most likely need additional time beyond that date to recover from a left AC joint sprain. With Lars Nootbaar (rib) and Tommy Edman (wrist) joining Carlson on the IL to begin the season, prospect Victor Scott will be included on the Opening Day roster and is expected to fill a full-time role in center field.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Diagnosed with sprained AC joint

    Carlson has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder and will begin the season on the 10-day injured list, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Carlson suffered the injury on an outfield collision with teammate Jordan Walker during Monday's exhibition game against the Cubs. Goold says Carlson is expected to be sidelined for weeks, rather than months. It seems likely that Lars Nootbaar (ribs) and perhaps Tommy Edman (wrist) will beat him back, which means Carlson could be set for a reserve role when he returns. Victor Scott will take Carlson's spot on the roster and will be the Opening Day center fielder.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Dealing with left shoulder injury

    Carlson left Monday's exhibition game versus the Cubs due to a left shoulder injury, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Carlson left Monday's contest after colliding with Jordan Walker in the outfield, in which the former landed hard on his left arm. Carlson left the field with trainers, and the severity of the injury has yet to be determined. If the injury is severe enough for Carlson to miss the beginning of the regular season, Mike Siani could see some starts in center field, as Tommy Edman (wrist) and Lars Nootbaar (ribs) are also out. Top prospect Victor Scott could also be an option if Carlson is facing an extended absence.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Exits game after outfield collision

    Carlson was removed from Monday's exhibition game versus the Cubs following a collision in the outfield with Jordan Walker, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Carlson had his legs taken out from under him by Walker and appeared to land awkwardly on his left arm. He then walked off the field with a trainer and is surely headed for testing. Carlson had been slated to be the Cardinals' center fielder while Tommy Edman (wrist) is out, but Carlson's injury could throw a wrench into those plans. It's possible that prospect Victor Scott could re-enter the mix for starts in center field if Carlson isn't ready to go for Thursday's season opener versus the Dodgers.
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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Set to open in center field

    Carlson is projected to be the Cardinals' Opening Day center fielder, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Carlson hit .271 with three home runs and 13 RBI over 17 contests in Grapefruit League play. That proved to be just enough to fend off a fierce challenge from Victor Scott, who will begin the season in the minors. Carlson's time as the primary center fielder could be temporary -- he'll be there while Tommy Edman (wrist) begins the season on the injured list after some setbacks in his recovery from surgery.
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