Goldschmidt (elbow) has been getting preventative care and treatment at the Cardinals' spring training facility, Laurie Skrivan of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
He has remained in Florida with his family during the pandemic and eased back his workouts when baseball officially stopped, taking "a longer-term view." His elbow soreness is apparently still serious enough that he has needed to keep getting treatment, but Goldschmidt said he could be ready for games whenever things resume, so it sounds like an issue he will simply have to play through. When he doesn't want to stress his elbow, he has been using virtual reality technology to track pitches and revisit past at-bats.
Goldschmidt (elbow) hit .300 (6-for-20) with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, five walks and three runs across nine Grapefruit League games before spring training was suspended.
Goldschmidt battled a sore elbow in the early stages of camp, an issue that could well clear up by the time a ramp-up to the regular season unfolds. The veteran slugger's penchant for hard contact and modest two strikeouts during the exhibition slate were.particularly encouraging when considering he whiffed a combined 339 times over the last two campaigns.
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Wednesday that Goldschmidt is dealing with right elbow soreness and will be out of the Grapefruit League lineup for at least "a couple of days," Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
The Cardinals haven't yet indicated that Goldschmidt's injury is anything overly worrisome, but it's somewhat disconcerting that he's dealing with the same issue that already limited him earlier in camp. The first baseman will presumably be re-examined prior to the weekend before the Cardinals provide more clarity on his situation.
Goldschmidt, who went 2-for-3 with a solo home run off Justin Verlander in a Grapefruit League win over the Astros on Tuesday, has launched both of his spring round trippers over the last three games.
Goldschmidt was hampered by some elbow soreness early in spring that limited him to designated hitter duties over the first three Grapefruit League contests. However, the veteran has been able to resume playing first base over the last three games, a stretch during which he's started to heat up at the plate. Goldschmidt heads into 2020 looking to improve on the career-low .233 average he produced last season.
Goldschmidt (elbow) will start at first base and bat third in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
A sore right elbow had limited Goldschmidt to designated-hitter duties in his prior spring appearances, but he'll be able to take his normal position in the field after he was able to throw to all the bases Tuesday without any complications. The 32-year-old looks on track to head into Opening Day at full health and in pursuit of his fourth straight 30-homer campaign.
Goldschmidt, who served as the designated hitter in both Saturday's and Monday's Grapefruit League games, is up to throwing from 120 feet, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Although the news is encouraging, manager Mike Shildt still isn't prepared to offer a timeline for Goldschmidt's return to the field. The Cardinals' skipper labeled his slugger as "trending in the right direction", but also emphasized the team will not rush such a key player this early in spring.
Goldschmidt has been dealing with right elbow soreness during the early stages of camp, which will lead to the slugger slotting in as the designated hitter over the first pair of Grapefruit League contests, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Goldschmidt has eased into both fielding drills and throwing during the first week of camp due to the soreness, and manager Mike Shildt will take the extra precaution of keeping the veteran off the field altogether over the first two exhibitions, at minimum. "He started playing catch, little soreness in there," Shildt said. "Nothing uncommon. It's pretty much gone, but we just want to make sure we're ramping up his throwing to where it's smart, to where it doesn't come back."
Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and a stolen base in a win over the Cubs on Sunday.
Goldschmidt carried the Cardinals' offense in the division-clinching victory, reaching base four times. He plated the first run of the game with a single in the first inning and capped the scoring in the fourth frame with a solo homer to left center field. Goldschmidt concludes his first season in St. Louis with .260/.346/.476 slash line along with 34 home runs, 97 RBI and 97 runs scored.
Goldschmidt is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
The Cardinals are resting most of their starters following Tuesday's 19-inning loss, during which Goldschmidt went 2-for-8 with a solo home run. Rangel Ravelo is starting at first base and hitting third in this one.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-8 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 19-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.
Goldschmidt launched a 405-foot shot to left center field in the 13th inning to give the Cardinals a short-lived lead. The 32-year-old has gone deep 33 times this year while driving in 95 runs; however, his first season in St. Louis has been a mild disappointment, as both his batting average (.259) and stolen-base total (two) are well below his career norms.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, three runs scored and a walk in the Cardinals' 9-7 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Making his return to Arizona for the first time as a member of the Cardinals, it looked like old times for Goldschmidt, who tagged Alex Young with a two-run blast in the fifth inning and scored three of his team's nine runs. He hasn't quite lived up the lofty standards he set during his tenure in Arizona in his debut campaign with St. Louis, but Goldschmidt has still managed respectable numbers overall, posting a .260/.348/.474 slash line with 32 homers and 94 RBI in 156 games.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Goldschmidt's RBI was a very important one, as his ninth-inning double knocked in the winning run for the Cardinals and clinched the team's first playoff berth since 2015. Goldschmidt has certainly contributed to St. Louis' success, though perhaps not quite as much as the Cardinals had hoped, as his .258/.346/.468 season slash line is notably lower than his .290/.389/.533 mark from last season.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with two home runs and seven RBI in Friday's 10-0 win over the Brewers.
The veteran slugger's first campaign in St. Louis has been uneven -- the homers were his first since Aug. 24 -- but Goldschmidt is heating up with the playoffs looming, slashing .324/.479/.676 in September with 16 RBI through 12 games. On the season, he now has 31 home runs, reaching the 30-HR plateau for the third straight year and the fifth time in his career, and he's 11 RBI shy of his fourth career 100-RBI season with 15 games left on the schedule.
Goldschmidt is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rockies.
He is hitting .281/.452/.469 with zero home runs, 10 walks and six strikeouts in 10 games this month. Rangel Ravelo will start at first base and hit sixth.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with an RBI infield single, a walk and two runs in a win over the Giants on Thursday.
Goldschmidt turned in a solid performance from the third spot in the order, churning out his second straight multi-hit effort in the process. The veteran has yet to leave the yard over the first five games of September, but he's quickly compiled six RBI with the help of a pair of doubles and a triple.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a walk, double, triple and four RBI on Wednesday against the Giants.
Goldschmidt didn't go deep but still put together an impressive effort, recording a pair of RBI on each of his extra-base hits. He has now driven in multiple runs in three of his past 10 games. Despite the strong run of late, Goldschmidt has taken a step back this season, as he is on pace to post the worst slash line of his career since a 48-game sample in 2011.
Goldschmidt is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Reds on Sunday night.
This will be Goldschmidt's first time sitting since July 21, when the Cardinals also faced off against the Reds. He had a mediocre August, slashing .250/.301/.404 with just four home runs to go along with 15 RBI. He will sit in favor of Rangel Ravelo, who is batting sixth in the Cardinals batting order Sunday night. Goldschmidt will be back in the lineup Monday when the Cardinals host the Giants.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles, a walk and a run during a win over the Reds in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.
Goldschmidt made his fair share of contributions to the Cardinals' 10-run outburst to kick off their day, pushing his August RBI total to 15. Although it was just a so-so month at the plate (.250) for Goldschmidt after a resurgent July, he heads into September having churned out multi-hit efforts in four of his last nine games.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a two-run single, a double and a run in a win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Goldschmidt came through with another timely hit in the blowout win, pushing him over the 70-RBI threshold for the campaign. The veteran slugger is enjoying another solid month at the plate, but he's particularly started to heat up over his last 10 games. Goldschmidt is hitting .333 (13-for-39) with three doubles, three home runs, eight RBI, three walks and eight runs over that span, leaving him just one round tripper short of reaching the 30-mark for the third consecutive season.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Rockies.
The veteran first baseman's first season in St. Louis hasn't exactly gone smoothly -- his .807 OPS would be the lowest since his abbreviated rookie season in 2011 -- but he's still supplying his usual power. Goldschmidt is now one homer shy of his third straight 30-HR campaign and the fifth of his career.
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