St. Louis Cardinals: Jedd Gyorko to DL and Harrison Bader recalled
The St. Louis Cardinals were able to hand the Brewers a loss yesterday but not without a loss of their own.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they will be placing Jedd Gyroko on the disabled list. This comes after Gyorko sustained a hamstring injury that caused him to leave yesterday’s game. Gyorko was pulled for Greg Garcia as a defensive sub in the bottom of the 6th, just after Gyroko had singled in the top of the inning.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time Gyorko has had to deal with this problem. He spent time on the disabled list last season with the same issue.
While Gyorko did say he didn’t believe it to be serious, it is reasonable to expect the Cardinals to take it easy in bringing him back from this issue. Given how early in the season it is and the options available there is no point in pushing Gyorko before he is 100%.
In his stead expect to see more Matt Carpenter at third base. This will also lead to Kolten Wong seeing the bench less as well.
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Yairo Munoz realistically will see an increase in playing time as a result too. The Cardinals added Munoz to the Opening Day roster because of his flexibility on the field, now is when that will be put to use. Munoz and Greg Garcia will be the go-to options for replacements on the infield.
As a corresponding move the Cardinals will recall Harrison Bader from Memphis. Bader, the presumed favorite to make the team’s last roster spot out of spring was edged out by Munoz and his multi positional possibilities. The move will push Munoz focus to more solely on the infield while Bader will most likely take the role as the team’s fourth outfielder.
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The Cardinals will face off against the Brewers again tonight at 6:40 pm.