Spring Training (and Star Wars Night) has been a tough time of year for the St. Louis Cardinals. Each of the past two seasons, Spring Training has hurt the Cardinals, literally. Already having lost Jhonny Peralta, who could be next?
While there is certainly no discernible way to predict an injury, the St. Louis Cardinals are no stranger to facing this beast during Spring Training. During Spring Training last year, the Cardinals lost Tommy Pham to a quad injury and Jaime Garcia to a shoulder injury. This week, fans were greeted with the news of the Jhonny Peralta injury.
What is going on with the Cardinals and Spring Training? Better yet, with so many health-questionable players on the roster, it is well within reason to wonder who might be next to climb aboard the injury train. Before diving into the possibilities, if you are seeking a discussion of what to do next about Peralta, I recommend you read Landon Clapp’s best and worst case scenarios.
In 2015, the Cardinals had ten players fall on the DL accounting for a loss of 764 days. Will this continue in 2016? This piece will examine the potential starting 25-man roster, looking at past injuries and whether or not these injuries make for a greater propensity of disabled list trips.
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