Mikolas (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.
Mikolas will be reevaluated in 4-to-6 weeks after he received a stem cell injection Saturday, so his shift to the 60-day IL doesn't come as a surprise. The move will clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Jose Rondon, whose contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Mikolas (forearm) received a stem cell injection to address a small calcification in his right flexor tendon and will be reevaluated in 4-to-6 weeks, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The 32-year-old received a second opinion on his injured right forearm which confirmed he's not dealing with structural damage or a UCL injury, but he'll still be sidelined for the foreseeable future after receiving treatment. Mikolas is expected to pitch again this season, but he likely won't be back before late July at the earliest, since a recovery timeline won't be established for at least a month.
Mikolas' (forearm) visit to Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday did not seem to reveal any new information about the pitcher's injury, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. "I don't think it's anything dramatically different," manager Mike Shildt said regarding Andrews' evaluation.
Shildt added that the Cardinals' doctors would still need to evaluate Andrews' opinion and he didn't want to elaborate too much until that had an opportunity to unfold. Mikolas could be facing a variety of scenarios in terms of his recovery timeline, but he at least seemed to produce an encouraging MRI on Sunday. The veteran isn't eligible to come off the injured list until early next week, so further clarity on his condition may not be gleaned until sometime this weekend.
Mikolas (forearm) will get a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Dr. Andrews' name is practically synonymous with Tommy John surgery, so this news isn't exactly what those with Mikolas on their fantasy teams wanted to hear. Merely getting a second opinion on a tight forearm is by no means a guarantee that such drastic measures are needed, however, and the Cardinals appeared confident immediately following the righty's MRI on Sunday, so it's possible such fears are overblown in this instance.
Manager Mike Shildt said that Mikolas' right forearm is "structurally intact" after the 32-year-old underwent an MRI on Sunday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
After missing the first month and a half of the season with a sore shoulder, Mikolas finally returned from the 10-day injured list to make his season debut in Saturday's win over the Cubs. He was sharp over his four innings, but forearm tightness resulted in an early end to his start. The Cardinals moved him back to the IL a day later, and though Mikolas appears to have avoided a significant setback, he'll still likely need more than the minimum 10 days to recover from the injury. Johan Oviedo is the leading candidate to replace Mikolas in St. Louis' rotation.
Mikolas was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right forearm tightness.
The 32-year-old returned from the injured list Saturday and made his first start since late 2019 after missing the beginning of the season with a shoulder injury, but he was lifted after experiencing forearm tightness. Mikolas also missed the entirety of last season due to forearm surgery, so another arm injury is a worrisome development. The right-hander's recovery timeline should come into focus once the results of his MRI are announced.
Mikolas was removed from Saturday's start against the Cubs with right forearm tightness, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
The 32-year-old surrendered one run over four frames during his first outing since the 2019 playoffs, but he left the contest after the forearm issue cropped up while warming up for the fifth inning. It's obviously a worrying development for Mikolas, who missed the entirety of last season due to surgery on his right flexor tendon. According to Zachary Silver of MLB.com, the right-hander is unsurprisingly undergoing an MRI to help determine the severity of the issue.
Mikolas (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list as expected ahead of his scheduled start Saturday against the Cubs.
Mikolas missed all of last season with a forearm injury and has been out since the start of this year with a shoulder issue. He's looked good in three rehab outings, posting a 3.65 ERA and an 11:2 K:BB in 12.1 innings for Triple-A Memphis. He threw 80 pitches in his most recent rehab start, so he should be able to get close 100 pitches Saturday if all goes well. Seth Elledge was optioned in a corresponding move.
Mikolas (shoulder) is scheduled to come off the 10-day injured list and start Saturday against the Cubs, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The 32-year-old will see his first MLB action since the 2019 playoffs after sitting out last season with a forearm injury and missing the first seven weeks of 2021 due to a shoulder issue. Mikolas threw 80 pitches in his last rehab start for Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, so he shouldn't face any significant workload limitations in his season debut.
Mikolas (shoulder) worked six scoreless innings for Triple-A Memphis in his most recent rehab outing Sunday. He gave up four hits and a walk with three strikeouts.
Making his third rehab start for Memphis, Mikolas not only worked deeper into Sunday's contest than he had in the previous two outings, but he was also more effective. He pumped in 57 of his 80 pitches for strikes, and that sort of workload suggests he's sufficiently stretched out for starting duty at the big-league level. Expect the Cardinals to reinstate him from the 10-day injured list and have him start one of their three games against the Cubs this upcoming weekend.
Mikolas (shoulder) is scheduled for a rehab start with Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Mikolas made his second rehab appearance Tuesday and allowed three runs on five hits and no walks while striking out five in four innings. He'll presumably attempt to build up more in Sunday's start and could make his 2021 big-leagu debut as early as the following weekend against the Cubs if everything goes smoothly.
Mikolas (shoulder) is scheduled for a rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Memphis, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The 32-year-old struggled in his first rehab start last Wednesday and threw 57 pitches over 2.1 innings, and he'll make another start for Memphis this week. Mikolas is expected to require another rehab outing after Wednesday before rejoining the big-league club, so he's likely about two weeks out from being activated from the injured list.
Mikolas (shoulder) made a rehab start for Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday and took a loss to Durham, allowing two earned runs on five hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. He struck out three.
Mikolas worked up to 57 pitches -- 39 which found the strike zone -- but he also got off on the wrong foot by yielding a solo home run to Rays prospect Vidal Brujan in the first inning. However, the right-hander's ability to tolerate a relatively robust workload in his first taste of competitive game action since 2019 was encouraging, and if his shoulder responds well in the coming days, he could be back in the big leagues within the next few weeks.
Mikolas (shoulder) is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Memphis, Jim Hayes of Bally Sports Midwest reports.
The 32-year-old threw two innings at the alternate training site last weekend and will progress to minor-league action when that season begins this week. Mikolas is on track for a return in late May, as he should require a lengthy rehab assignment since he hasn't pitched in the majors since September of 2019.
Mikolas (shoulder) threw two innings at the Cardinals' alternate training site Sunday, the Associated Press reports.
The veteran right-hander's progress has been fairly deliberate, yet Sunday's activity level is certainly encouraging. Mikolas likely is still multiple weeks away from making his regular-season debut despite his recent progress, but the fact he's been free of setbacks for multiple weeks at this point is a bright spot.
Mikolas (shoulder) recently faced live hitters for the first time since late February, but he still projects for a late-May season debut at the earliest, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander has been limited to fastballs and changeups thus far in his throwing sessions for precautionary reasons, which underscores how much he still realistically has to go to be ready for game action. Manager Mike Shildt currently compares Mikolas to a pitcher who's just starting to ramp up for Grapefruit League starts in late February, and the veteran will look to next incorporate breaking balls into a batting practice session for the first time in his rehabilitation process.
Mikolas (shoulder) threw a simulated game Sunday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Mikolas threw an aggressive bullpen session earlier in the week, and he faced hitters Sunday for the first time since he sustained his shoulder injury Feb. 25. The right-hander threw fastballs and changeups during Sunday's simulated game and reportedly felt good afterward. Mikolas will likely throw a live batting practice in the near future that incorporates more breaking balls and could progress to a more traditional rehab process afterward.
Mikolas (shoulder) threw what manager Mike Shildt described as an aggressive bullpen earlier in the week and recovered favorably, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports. "He's in a good place and he's creeping toward live BP," Shildt said. "He's starting to throw uninhibited with some good velocity and command and using all of his pitches."
It's been a slow road to recovery for the veteran right-hander, who originally suffered his injury when first facing live hitters this spring back on Feb. 25. Mikolas' progression has been a series of fits and starts since then, but he's seemingly been without setbacks since spring training concluded and could be close to throwing a live batting practice as the next step in his recovery program.
Mikolas (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Mikolas was shut down in mid-March after experiencing shoulder soreness, but he's resumed mound work recently. The right-hander will likely require at least one more bullpen session before he's cleared to face hitters for the first time since the first week of spring training. While Mikolas' progress has been encouraging so far, it's still not clear when he could return to game action.
Mikolas (shoulder) will soon report to the Cardinals' alternate training site to continue his rehabilitation, the Associated Press reports.
The veteran right-hander was progressively boosting his activity level before spring training ended. A move to the alternate training site will allow Mikolas a chance to face hitters in simulated games, a necessary requirement to prepare him for an eventual regular-season debut.
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