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St. Louis Cardinals Injury Report - April 2017
St. Louis Cardinals Injury Report - April 2017

By: Dr. Bell 

Baseball is back in the Lou! After a long winter watching the Cubby Bears finally experience our familiar joy, our Redbirds are back to reclaim the title. With Opening Day kicking off on Sunday evening, we saw a fantastic showing by Carlos Martinez. It gives all of us in Cardinal Nation a good vibe for 2017.

Our year will be even better as some of our favorite Cardinals recover on the disabled list. Here is a quick overview of which Cardinals are bouncing back from injuries:

John Gant, SP

Gant began the 2017 season on the 10-day disabled list. He pitched well during spring training before exiting the Cardinals’ March 25th Grapefruit League game with tightness in his right groin region. Team doctors later confirmed Gant suffered a strained groin muscle. The 24-year-old right-hander was acquired as part of the Jaime Garcia trade with Atlanta during the offseason. He is currently with the Cardinals’ Triple-A Memphis affiliate.

Tyler Lyons, RP

Lyons underwent surgery on his knee in November. He last pitched in meaningful games on July 30th, but he did return to action in the Cardinals’ Grapefruit League game on March 20th. His command was off during his Grapefruit League game appearance. He is currently on the 10-day disabled list.

Alex Reyes, SP

Reyes underwent Tommy John surgery on February 16th. He will miss the entire 2017 season. If you’d like to learn more, download our resource on Tommy John surgery.

Trevor Rosenthal, RP

Rosenthal strained his right lat at the beginning of March. He made an initial recovery during spring training, but he appeared to re-injure his back. Rosenthal started the 2017 regular season on the 10-day disabled list. The Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A Memphis to fill a roster spot until Rosenthal makes a full recovery.

Zach Duke, RP

The veteran reliever underwent Tommy John surgery this past offseason. He will miss the entire 2017 season while recovering for next year.

Marco Gonzales

Gonzales underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2016. The Cardinals optioned him to Triple-A Memphis where he will start the season and build his throwing strength. He should be available for the Cardinals around July.

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