Goldschmidt underwent a procedure to remove a bone spur from his right elbow after the end of the season, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
It's unclear how long the 33-year-old had been battling the issue, but he waited until the Cardinals were eliminated before undergoing surgery. Goldschmidt finished the shortened campaign with a .304/.417/.466 slash line, six homers, 13 doubles, 31 runs and 21 RBI while playing all 58 games. President John Mozeliak didn't offer a specific recovery timeline, but the veteran slugger shouldn't have any issues being ready for the start of spring training in February.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's victory in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round against the Padres.
Goldschmidt kicked off the scoring in the first inning, driving in the first two of the four runs the Cardinals would score in that frame. He now has seven career postseason homers in 18 games, a number he pairs with a .284/.338/.622 slash line.
Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Brewers.
Goldschmidt knocked in Kolten Wong with a third-inning single before scoring on a Paul DeJong single. The 33-year-old Goldschmidt wraps up 2020 with a stellar .304/.417/.466 slash line, six homers, 31 runs scored, 21 RBI and a stolen base in 58 contests.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a walk during the Cardinal's 18-3 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.
Goldschmidt was responsible for most of the Cardinals' production in a lopsided defeat. He extended his hit streak to five and has reached base safely in 14 straight games. Goldschmidt will carry a .314 average into a Wednesday doubleheader.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Reds.
Goldschmidt took Reds reliever Amir Garrett deep in the sixth inning to finish off a five-run rally. The 33-year-old Goldschmidt has six homers this season, three of which have come in his last eight games. He's slashing .312/.446/.512 with 16 RBI, 25 runs scored and a stolen base in 39 contests overall.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored during a 12-2 win over the Tigers in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.
The blast extended his hitting streak to six games, although Goldschmidt saw it snapped in the nightcap when he went 0-for-3 with a walk. The veteran slugger is slashing .325/.459/.513 through 37 games on the year with five homers and 15 RBI.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 7-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.
Goldschmidt's third-inning blast gave the Cardinals all they needed for the win. The first baseman now has four homers, 14 RBI and 21 runs scored in 32 contests. He's slashing .317/.462/.505 through 130 plate appearances.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and three runs before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth inning of a win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Goldschmidt was a tormentor to Reds pitching while helping the Cardinals build an 11-0 lead before manager Mike Shildt opted to give the veteran slugger some rest with the game firmly in hand. Goldschmidt has now hit in four straight games and has reached base in 26 of the 27 contests he's suited up for this season, leading to an eye-popping .353/.495/.541 slash line across 111 plate appearances.
Goldschmidt went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's 7-5 win over the Reds.
The veteran slugger continues to rake. Goldschmidt is slashing a mammoth .349/.486/.530 through 26 games with three homers, 11 RBI and 17 runs, while Monday's steal was his first of 2020.
Goldschmidt went 3-for4 with a two-run home run, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk in Monday's 9-3 win over the Royals.
Goldschmidt drove Tommy Edman in with an infield single in the fifth and added his third homer of the season in the sixth. The first baseman's batting average is up to .368 and his .507 on-base percentage is tops in the majors.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-1 with three walks in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Reds.
Goldschmidt wasn't able to directly contribute to the offense, but he did his part to keep the line moving in all four of his plate appearances. The first baseman is slashing .347/.492/.490 with two homers, five RBI and nine runs scored in 15 games this season.
Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk and a run in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.
The veteran first baseman was arguably the Cardinals' best offensive weapon on a night when their bats couldn't get much going overall. Goldschmidt has been swinging a red-hot bat since St. Louis resumed play Saturday, hitting .400 (8-for-20) with a double, a home run, three RBI, three walks and four runs across six games.
Goldschmidt went 3-for-8 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored across both games of the Cardinals' doubleheader Saturday against the White Sox.
Goldschmidt delivered a single in the first game, and he added a solo home run in the fourth inning of the second contest. He later reached on an infield single that resulted in an RBI, and he ultimately came around to score as well. Due to the Cardinals' long layoff, Goldschmidt has only 29 plate appearances this season, though he has two home runs, six runs scored and three RBI to go along with a .333/.379/.556 line.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Saturday's 9-1 win versus the Pirates.
The veteran slugger had a strong start to the season as he went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs Friday, and he started the scoring with a 381-foot homer to left field during Friday's opening frame. Goldschmidt will look to keep things rolling Sunday against Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs in a win over the Pirates on Friday.
Teammates Dexter Fowler, Tyler O'Neill and Paul DeJong took care of the big hits for the Cardinals, but Goldschimdt was effective setting the table by getting on base thrice. The slugger will look to complement his impressive power numbers this season with a more consistent on-base presence in a manner akin to Friday, as his Cardinals debut campaign in 2019 featured his lowest batting average (.260) since his initial big-league cup of coffee in 2011.
Goldschmidt, who was present for the Cardinals' first day of summer camp Friday, reports his previously sore right elbow is feeling much better following the long layoff, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. "I was able to take some time off and give it some rest and get treatment on it for awhile," Goldschmidt said during a video conference at Busch Stadium on Friday. "It's 100 percent now. I'm not sure if it would have been if we rolled right into the season. Hopefully that's one positive, personally."
The extended suspension of all official baseball activities carried a silver lining for several injured players, with Goldschmidt one prominent example. The 32-year-old remained in South Florida for the last three months, which not only gave him access to the Cardinals' spring training facility in Jupiter for treatment, but also enabled him to work out with the likes of Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer. The fact he was able to get at-bats against two of the game's elite pitchers should certainly have him ready to jump back into batting practice against his own team's pitchers.
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.
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