Bader went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the 5-0 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Bader hit his third home run of the season off Austin Gomber in the second inning. He has played in just eight games this season and he's homered in three of them. In addition, he has eight RBI, four runs and a pair of steals. The 27-year-old is always a threat for double-digit home runs and steals.
Bader went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-5 win over the Mets.
After launching his first homer of the year Sunday, Bader went yard again in the second inning Monday off Joey Lucchesi. The 26-year-old is just 3-for-14 over four games since rejoining the lineup, but Bader's power surge is encouraging.
Bader went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Pirates.
Bader drove in a run in Saturday's win over Pittsburgh, and he provided the only run production of Sunday's contest with his three-run blast in the second inning. Through his first three appearances since returning from a forearm injury, Bader has gone 2-for-11 with four RBI and a stolen base.
Bader went 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout, a walk and a stolen base in a win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Playing in just his second game of the season, Bader was able to make at least a modest mark in the box score after also singling over four at-bats in his season debut Friday. The defensive-minded outfielder swiped just three bases in four attempts last season after logging double-digit steals in each of the prior pair of campaigns, so the early theft Saturday could be a positive sign for what his production in that category might be in 2021.
Bader (forearm) went 1-for-4 in his season debut against the Pirates on Friday.
Bader made his long-awaited 2021 regular-season debut after an extended stay on the IL due to a forearm injury. The 26-year-old stepped back into his starting center field role, where he'll look to remain a mainstay moving forward with the help of his stellar glove work.
Bader (forearm) was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Bader has been sidelined since March 24 with a forearm issue. However, he'll presumably make his first start of the 2021 season Friday against the Pirates. Bader's return will once again crowd the Cardinals' outfield and will likely cost Tyler O'Neill or Justin Williams playing time.
Bader (forearm) is at full speed and could rejoin the team in the next 7-to-10 days if his progress continues as planned, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
Bader was cleared for live batting practice earlier in the week and appears to have responded well to that increase in workload. Assuming that continues, he should be set to return sometime during the team's homestand against the Mets and Rockies that begins May 3.
Bader (forearm) has been cleared to take part in live batting practice, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Bader has also been throwing from 120 feet recently as he continues to work his way back from a forearm injury. The 26-year-old hasn't yet been cleared to participate in all baseball activities but is trending in the right direction after dealing with a setback in late March. However, a timetable for his return to game action hasn't yet been announced. Dylan Carlson should continue to handle most of the starts in center field while Bader is sidelined.
Bader (forearm) continues to make progress but is still 10-to-14 days from being fully cleared to participate in all baseball activities, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
Bader was originally expected to miss four weeks when he suffered a setback with his forearm in late March. He hasn't reportedly been dealing with any further setbacks, but he's behind that original timeline, as it will be roughly five weeks from the start of that timeframe when he's cleared for all baseball activities, let alone cleared to return to game action. Dylan Carlson has handled most of the starts in center in his absence.
Bader (forearm) has been participating in light baseball activities but hasn't yet been cleared to swing as of Monday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
Bader was expected to miss at least four weeks after he suffered a left forearm strain in late March. He doesn't yet have a timetable for his return, but the 26-year-old isn't necessarily behind schedule in his recovery. Bader has been running the bases and doing work with one arm, but the team appears to be bringing him along slowly to prevent another flare-up. Lane Thomas and Dylan Carlson should continue to fill in as the center fielder in Bader's absence while Justin Williams and Austin Dean see additional playing time in the outfield.
The Cardinals placed Bader (forearm) on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Bader's move to the IL was a foregone conclusion after manager Mike Shildt said Wednesday that the 26-year-old would be sidelined at least four weeks due to a left forearm strain. While Bader is on the mend, Dylan Carlson is expected to serve as the Cardinals' everyday center fielder.
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Wednesday that Bader has suffered a "flare up" with his forearm and will miss at least four weeks, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Bader had been appearing in Grapefruit League games over the past two weeks after dealing with a forearm issue earlier this spring. However, he'll receive a PRP injection Wednesday and will begin the regular season on the injured list as a result of his setback. In his absence, Dylan Carlson could shift to center field, while Lane Thomas and Justin Williams could see extra playing time for the Cardinals over the first few weeks of the regular season.
Bader (forearm) went 0-for-3 in a Grapefruit League loss to the Nationals on Wednesday, his first game action since March 2.
The 26-year-old got Grapefruit League play off to a strong start with an RBI double over two at-bats back on Feb. 28, but he'd played in just one other exhibition before Wednesday due to forearm soreness. Bader should be available without restrictions moving forward after playing a full game Wednesday.
Bader (forearm) is starting Wednesday's spring game against the Nationals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Bader was initially scheduled to return to the lineup Tuesday, but the team gave him an extra day of rest while he dealt with a sore right forearm. He'll hit ninth and play center field against Washington on Wednesday, and he should have plenty of time to prepare for Opening Day.
Bader (forearm) isn't included in the lineup for Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The Cardinals had previously intimated that Bader would make his return to the lineup Tuesday after missing the last few days with a sore right forearm, but the team evidently decided the outfielder could benefit from some additional rest. The injury is still considered minor, so Bader's availability for Opening Day isn't yet in question.
Manager Mike Shildt said Bader has "a little barking" in his right forearm, though initial medical imaging came back clean, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Shildt indicated the 26-year-old would likely play through the injury were it the regular season, but the team will remain cautious early in spring training. It appears to be a minor injury, so Bader could return to game action after taking it easy for a few days.
Bader, whose work at the plate will be scrutinized this spring after back-to-back subpar seasons, laced long drives off Ryan Helsley and Kwang Hyun Kim during batting practice Friday, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
It's just an early spring training batting practice, but seeing Bader get good wood on the ball off two quality arms certainly had to please manager Mike Shildt, who has the 26-year-old penciled in as his starting center fielder largely based on his strong defense. Bader has hit just ..205 and .226 over the last two seasons following an encouraging .264/.334/.422 line back in 2018, and he'll likely be given plenty of Grapefruit League at-bats to get his timing down ahead of what all parties hope is a resurgent season with the bat.
Bader is the only outfield candidate who's been labeled a starter by the Cardinals organization ahead of spring training, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Goold relayed this nugget about the apparent job security in response to a reader question about Tyler O'Neill's chances of locking down the starting left field job ahead of the regular season, noting Bader is the only outfielder the team is clearly labeling as a starter at the moment. Bader's defense is primarily his saving grace, as following a promising 2018 at the plate, the 26-year-old has hit just .205 and .226 over the last two seasons. Bader's strikeout rate also concerningly rose to a career-high 32.0 percent during the abbreviated 2020 campaign, but it appears the Cardinals are prepared to give his bat a chance to catch up with his glove, at least to begin the 2021 season.
Bader signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Cardinals on Friday to avoid arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The 26-year-old receives a couple million in his first year of arbitration eligibility after posting a .779 OPS in 125 plate appearances in 2020. Bader should begin spring training as the favorite to start to start in center field for St. Louis.
Bader went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run scored and a triple in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Brewers.
Bader hit a leadoff triple in the third inning and scored on a Kolten Wong single. In the fourth, Bader provided the Cardinals' last run of the game with a solo shot. The outfielder has a .226/.336/.443 slash line with four homers, 11 RBI, 21 runs scored and three stolen bases in 50 games.
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