O'Neill was diagnosed with a sprained left middle finger after he left Sunday's game against the Padres, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
O'Neill suffered his injury while sliding into second base on a steal in the sixth inning, and he was replaced in left field in the bottom half of the frame. He's currently considered day-to-day and will be able to recover during Monday's scheduled day off.
O'Neill was removed from Sunday's game against the Padres due to left hand/finger discomfort, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
O'Neill was replaced in left field in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday. It's not clear how O'Neill sustained his injury, and his status for Tuesday's series opener against the Pirates isn't yet known.
O'Neill went 2-for-4 with two-run home run and a strikeout as St. Louis fell 5-4 to San Diego on Friday.
O'Neill's eighth-inning shot off Emilio Pagan cut St. Louis' deficit in half and was the outfielder's third homer in four games. O'Neill hasn't offered much aside from power this season with a .242/.270/.526 slash line, though eight homers and three steals in just 28 games has been a big boost to fantasy managers that plucked him off the waiver wire following an early season injury.
O'Neill went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Brewers.
O'Neill provided the Cardinals' only offense of the day when he took Brandon Woodruff deep in the eighth inning. It was his seventh home run of the season and second in as many games. He's overcome a 32.6 percent strikeout rate to remain productive early on this season, but he'll likely need to make more contact to remain a consistent producer at the plate.
O'Neill went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run Tuesday against the Brewers.
O'Neill was hitless through four at-bats, but he went yard in the 11th inning to provide insurance runs for the Cardinals. It was O'Neill's sixth home run of the season and first in his last eight games. Despite the power surge, he's striking out at a 32.6 percent clip, which has limited him to a .238/.270/.488 line across 89 plate appearances. On the other hand, he's racked up 14 runs scored, 15 RBI and three stolen bases to even out his production.
O'Neill is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
O'Neill is 1-for-12 with a home run and a stolen base in his past four games, and he'll take a seat Sunday. Justin Williams will start in left field and bat seventh in the series finale for St. Louis.
O'Neill is not starting Thursday against the Mets.
O'Neill hit .359/.357/.718 with four homers in his first 11 games back from a groin injury but has since gone hitless in his last two. Justin Williams starts in left field in his absence.
O'Neill is not starting Tuesday's game against the Mets, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
O'Neill has been on fire since returning from a groin injury, hitting .359 with four homers in 11 games. Justin Williams will start in left field in his absence.
O'Neill went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs and a strikeout in Friday's 7-3 win over the Pirates.
O'Neill struck out three times in Thursday's win over Philadelphia, but he hit his second home run in three games in the top of the fourth inning Friday. O'Neill is now hitting .241 with five home runs, 10 runs, eight RBI and two stolen bases this season.
O'Neill went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a stolen base Wednesday against the Phillies.
O'Neill got the Cardinals on the board with a two-run homer in the second inning -- his fourth long ball of the season. He continued to reach base throughout the contest, which gave him the opportunity to swipe his first stolen base of the campaign. Though he's hitting only .217 due to a 35.4 percent strikeout rate, O'Neill has delivered four home runs, seven RBI and seven runs scored across 48 plate appearances to this point.
O'Neill went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs in Sunday's 5-2 win over Cincinnati.
O'Neill left the yard in the second and fifth innings Sunday, both coming off Luis Castillo. It's the first time he's gone deep since Opening Day and breaks a 1-for-20 slump that he was stuck in entering Sunday's game. He's hitting .171 with four extra-base hits on the year.
O'Neill (foot) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
O'Neill was out of Friday's lineup after he fouled a ball off his foot Thursday, but he still pinch hit in the contest. O'Neill will start in left field and bat sixth Saturday.
O'Neill fouled a ball off his foot Thursday, which explains why he's absent from the lineup Friday against the Reds, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The Cardinals evidently believe O'Neill can play some role in Friday's contest, as they activated him from the 10-day injured list Friday after he missed time with a strained right groin. The foot issue appears to be a minor one, as he's expected to return to the lineup Saturday.
O'Neill (groin) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday.
O'Neill missed just shy of two weeks with a strained right groin. While he's ready to return to the roster, he's not yet ready to return to the starting lineup, as Justin Williams will get the nod in left field against the Reds on Friday. John Nogowski was placed on the injured list with a bone bruise on his left hand in a corresponding move.
O'Neill (groin) is expected to play a full simulated game Thursday in order to facilitate a final decision on his activation, the Associated Press reports.
Manager Mike Shildt described Thursday's plans as a vehicle that will give the team "a little more intel to make a decision" on whether O'Neill will come off the injured list Friday. The 25-year-old was slashing .143/.172/.286 across 29 plate appearances before getting sidelined.
O'Neill (groin) is expected to return to game action Friday against the Reds, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
O'Neill has been sidelined since April 11 due to a right groin strain, but it appears as though he'll be able to return after spending just over the minimum of 10 days on the injured list. The 25-year-old has been ramping up his sprinting recently and homered in each of his last two simulated games. O'Neill should reclaim his role as the Cardinals' primary left fielder once he's officially cleared to return.
O'Neill (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
The 25-year-old exited Saturday's loss to Milwaukee with right groin tightness, and the injury has now been diagnosed as a strain. O'Neill will be eligible to be activated April 21, and he appears to be tracking toward a minimum IL stint, as manager Mike Shildt said the outfielder's imaging was "favorable," per Katie Woo of The Athletic. Lane Thomas was promoted to bolster the Cardinals' outfield depth.
O'Neill exited Saturday's game against the Brewers due to right groin tightness, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
O'Neill started in left field Saturday and grounded into a double play during his lone at-bat. He was replaced by Austin Dean to begin the third inning. The severity of O'Neill's injury isn't yet known, and it's unclear whether he'll be forced to miss additional time.
O'Neill, who hit .356 in Grapefruit League play, went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Thursday's season-opening win over the Reds.
The slugger encouragingly kept his hot bat going to open the regular season, belting a 391-foot shot in the fourth inning. O'Neill's ability to continue flashing his well-documented power stroke without sacrificing consistent contact is seen as key to him taking the next step as a hitter in 2021.
O'Neil has officially clinched the starting left field job, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports.
O'Neill never let up this spring, pushing his Grapefruit League average to .372 with yet another multi-hit effort Saturday versus the Mets. While the strikeouts could still use some whittling down, O'Neill has racked up a well-balanced line of three doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI, two walks, three steals and five runs across 45 plate appearances in exhibition play. The 25-year-old made an impression on manager Mike Shildt with his approach, with the skipper lauding O'Neill's consistency and the fact he's "in a good place, against lefties and righties."
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