MAY 10: The second opinion has apparently pushed back Hicks’ potential recovery timeline. The righty will undergo an orthobiologic injection this week, Mozeliak tells Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He’ll be reevaluated in six weeks.
The six-week shutdown from baseball activities means Hicks is now looking at a months-long absence. Even if he’ll is able to resume throwing after six weeks, he’ll need time to build back arm strength during a throwing program and eventual minor-league rehab assignment. As Hummel notes, that makes it difficult to envision Hicks returns before the July 12-15 All-Star break, even if he avoids any setbacks in his rehab. Given that timetable, it seems likely the Cardinals will transfer Hicks to the 60-day injured list if the need for an extra 40-man roster spot emerges in the coming weeks.
MAY 4, 4:27pm: The Cardinals will seek a second opinion on Hicks’ elbow, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak told Silver and other reporters. Hicks is more likely to need an injection than surgery, though an injection would still require an absence of four-plus weeks, Silver relays.
MAY 4, 3:43pm: There is going to be “a pause” for Hicks, according to manager Mike Shildt, who added it’s “going to take some time” (via Silver, on Twitter). Based on that, it appears Hicks will miss more than the minimum of 10 days.
MAY 4, 3:08pm: The Cardinals have placed right-handed reliever Jordan Hicks on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 2) with inflammation in his pitching elbow, per Zachary Silver of MLB.com. They recalled righty Johan Oviedo in a corresponding move.
It was expected that Hicks would go on the IL when he had to exit his appearance early Saturday, though an elbow ailment is nonetheless unsettling for a past Tommy John surgery patient. The hard-throwing Hicks has pitched in the majors this year for the first time since he had the procedure in June 2019 (the Type 1 diabetic opted out of last season over COVID-19 concerns).
When he went under the knife, Hicks was the Cardinals’ closer – an effective one at that – but they’ve eased him back into action this year in a lesser role. Hicks has gotten off to a slow start, which is to be expected for someone coming back from TJ surgery, having allowed six earned runs on five hits and 10 walks (with 10 strikeouts) across 10 innings. While Hicks has continued to show off elite velocity with an average fastball of 99.3 mph, he has already uncorked three wild pitches.
It’s unclear exactly how long the Cardinals will go without Hicks, but they seem optimistic this won’t turn into a worst-case scenario. The club is of the belief that the discomfort Hicks is dealing with is common for someone returning from Tommy John, Silver writes.
For as terrible as their rotation is – cards put together a solid bullpen. And their record reflects it
You stopped paying attention to the Cards’ rotation after the first week, evidently.
The Cardinals record reflects how well the SP has been…..but yes they do have a good bullpen also
The cards record reflects overachievement.. should be 500 by July.
Says a Mets fan, how is Lindor working out for you??
Going great. Have fun with non coors arenado…. and a 500 record heading to October.
Actually not really overachieving at all…Dylon Carlson is leading the way for rookie of the year like most Cardinals fans thought he would but people from the outside like you MetsFan22 didn’t believe…the outfield now that it is fully healthy is doing great…If Goldy starts hitting like he should then this team will be really good…the Rotation turned it around from a rocky start and I will agree that Martinez might be overachieving right now but not really the rest of the rotation…and that is with Mikolas hurt still…plus, I hope he does well tonight, but Mets are about to see a great young rookie arm tonight in Aviedo…so Cardinals are doing great…I admit the teams they are beating aren’t great right now…including your Mets team…but that is what good teams are supposed to do…beat up the lesser teams
Where do you see that Carlson is leading the way for rookie of the year? Isn’t Ian Anderson still a rookie? I’d take him over Carlson.
Just from reading MLB news and other sources…I’m not saying he will win it but most sources have him in the lead as of now…actually just did a google search and It had Carlson in the lead
Lol. I agree I hate when as a Mets fan we lose to lesser teams like the cardinals. A team in the pathetic central and they won’t even win it.
Lol it’s kinda pathetic for a Mets fan to come on a cardinals post and try to act like the Mets are better than the cardinals…record so far this year the Cardinals are better…historically the Cardinals are way better, it’s not even close…now you have Degrom hurt…his back hurts from carrying your team lol good luck…I hope you’re more successful at talking crap with other teams fans because you just look pathetic here
Record wise when the Mets have played 23 games. “Record”wise you won’t b better. Give it two months…. and you’ll se how far you are from us. Also historically is irrelevant when we had the wilpons. It’s a new era now.
Dudes still bitter about ‘06
That’s what I read also.
Uh son the Cardinals have one of the best records in baseball and it seems Central teams are doing very well against the East.
The Mets aren’t close to .500 already and the Cardinals have the second best record in the NL. And the Mets payroll about 70 million more than the Cardinals.
Noah says hello from his La-Z-Boy atop Asgard licking his sounds once again
I don’t think he’s even 15 years old to be bitter about 06 though…
At what point are baseball people going to figure out that training and asking these guys to throw at max effort every single pitch is the cause of all the injuries. But yet every time they talk about rule changes, they use the pitchers will die excuse.
Sounds to me like a Mets fan is a little butt hurt about what went down last night.. here’s the deal , I know I’m not a baseball genius like you, but your meds aren’t looking too hot themselves
I come back on Friday… you won a game with our 8 going.
I’ll come back in October when the Mets are sitting at home watching the Cardinals in the playoffs.
That won’t happen. If the cardinals somehow make the playoffs they’ll get obliterated by the Mets. Mets have better pitching (when healthy) good bullpen. And a better lineup. You guys having better hitting stats rn doesn’t change that the Mets do in fact have a better lineup.
How many World Series do we have to the Mets? That’s enough said dude. You have 191 million pay role and can’t role with a team like the Cards.
The Cardinals have a better cheaper lineup. You met fans are as loony as cub fans.
Why does number of world series wins a team has have any bearing on the current roster? Thinking that’s, “enough said”, is lazy.
Cardinals over the past 25/10/5 years: 4/3/0 Wild Card berths, 11/4/2 NL Central titles, 4/2/0 NL pennants, 2/1/0 World Series titles
Mets over the past 25/10/5 years: 3/1/1 Wild Card berths, 2/1/1 NL East titles, 2/1/1 NL pennants, 0/0/0 World Series titles
Five year ago, the Mets had one brief moment of relevancy in 35 years and you want to start something lol
The pessimist in me thinks the inevitable second surgery is just being delayed. The optimist in me thinks could help keep him fresh in the 2nd half, which could be a big deal.
An orthobiologic injection? That’s a new term to me. Is this a PRP injection or something else? Regardless, it doesn’t sound good.
The mets sucked in the 60’s, still do to this day! Fans are no different, over inflated opinions are the norm, both of themselves and their team. Talk is cheap, when Sept/Oct rolls around we will know the truth, your opinion or mine will be as useless as the playoff tickets in new york!
World Series #12 in 2021……. we know that is not possible for the mets……
Opinions are like assholes we all have one…..
Well this thread went down the tubes. Lol
Haha the Cardinals.