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Jordan Walden | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jordan Walden (biceps) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A Springfield.
A nice development for the Cardinals, who have been without the hard-throwing setup man since the end of April. Walden will probably make 4-5 minor league appearances before returning to the St. Louis bullpen around late July or early August. He had a 0.87 ERA and 12 strikeouts over his first 10 1/3 innings (12 appearances) this season with the Cardinals. Jul 21 - 5:17 PM

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Jordan Walden (biceps) is hoping to begin a rehab assignment later this week.

Walden will throw another bullpen session on Monday and hopes to be cleared for rehab games after that. Given that he's been out since late April with biceps inflammation, he figures to need a handful of rehab appearances before being activated.
Jul 19 - 12:37 PM

Jordan Walden (biceps) will take a break from throwing over the All-Star break.

It doesn't appear that he's had a setback, as he'll resume throwing just after the break. There had been indications that Walden might be ready for activation shortly after the All-Star break, but obviously it's looking like that won't be the case.
Jul 10 - 10:14 AM

Jordan Walden (biceps) will throw a bullpen session on Monday.

Walden has been throwing on flat ground for a while now, but this will be his first time off a mound since going down with right biceps inflammation back in late April. The Cardinals are hoping he'll be ready for a rehab assignment around the All-Star break.
Jul 5 - 12:07 PM

Jordan Walden (biceps) won't return until after the All-Star break.

He's been out with right biceps inflammation. Walden has progressed to throwing off a mound and is scheduled to throw three bullpen sessions next week. After that, he'll go on a minor league rehab assignment. The right-hander has allowed just one run in 12 outings this season.
Jul 4 - 4:46 PM

Cardinals transferred RHP Jordan Walden from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Marcus Hatley on the 40-man roster. Walden has been out for two months with a right shoulder strain and hopes to return around the All-Star break.
Jun 30 - 3:11 PM

Jordan Walden (shoulder) resumed throwing earlier this week.

While the progress has been slow to date, Walden maintains that everything has gone to plan so far. The goal remains for him to be ready to rejoin the Cardinals bullpen before the All-Star break.
Jun 12 - 10:00 PM

Jordan Walden has been cleared to begin strengthening exercises after an MRI on his right shoulder Friday showed healing.

Walden had been shut down for the last month with a right shoulder strain. That the MRI shown healing is obviously good news, but the reliever is expected to be sidelined for at least another month.
May 31 - 12:25 PM

Jordan Walden will be sidelined for the next 6-10 weeks with a right shoulder strain.

The good news is that he doesn't need surgery. Walden was used heavily during the first month of the season and began reporting stiffness in his right shoulder in early May. The hard-throwing setup man will be missed. He had registered a 0.87 ERA and 12 strikeouts over his first 10 1/3 innings (12 appearances) with the Cardinals.
May 6 - 5:15 PM

Jordan Walden is seeking a second opinion for his right biceps inflammation.

Walden had MRIs recently on his shoulder and bicep, and they'll now be looked at by a different set of eyes. He was complaining about shoulder stiffness on Saturday. While the hope is that there's no structural damage to the arm and that this is merely inflammation, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has indicated that there's at least some concern this could be more serious.
May 5 - 6:12 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Jordan Walden on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, with right biceps inflammation.

Walden had complained of stiffness in his shoulder, but it's apparently his biceps that's the concern. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined, but that it's being diagnosed as merely inflammation suggests that he's not dealing with any structural damage. Sam Tuivailala has taken Walden's spot in the bullpen.
May 3 - 12:59 PM

Jordan Walden acknowledged Saturday that he's dealing with some "stiffness" in his right shoulder.

Walden said he's not concerned about the discomfort, but more should be known Sunday. The 27-year-old setup man has registered a stellar 0.87 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings this season for the Cardinals.
May 2 - 6:17 PM

Jordan Walden slammed the door on the Reds in the ninth inning on Sunday, preserving a one-run advantage to earn his first save of the season.

Walden was filling in for Trevor Rosenthal who had thrown an excess of pitches on Saturday. He proved more than a capable replacement, allowing just a Brennan Boesch single in his inning of work. The veteran right-hander boasts a 1.35 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the young season.
Apr 19 - 10:16 PM

Cardinals signed RHP Jordan Walden to a two-year, $6.6 million contract.

The new deal also included a club option for 2017 at $5.25 million. With the contract, Walden and the club avoided arbitration. The reliever came over from the Braves along with Jason Heyward in a November trade. Walden is coming off of a 2.88 ERA, 62 strikeout season. He should see setup duty with the Cardinals, as they'll be trying out Carlos Martinez in the rotation during the coming season.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Cardinals acquired RHP Jordan Walden and OF Jason Heyward from the Braves for RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins.

Walden isn't just a throw-in here. The 27-year-old reliever owns a 3.10 ERA in 211 2/3 career innings and was especially good in 2014, posting a 2.88 ERA and 62 strikeouts across 50 innings. He'll presumably operate in a setup role for St. Louis, allowing Carlos Martinez to fill Miller's spot in the starting rotation.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 12:38:00 PM

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1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Stephen Piscotty
4Dan Johnson
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Randy Choate
7Matt Belisle
8Sam Tuivailala
9Carlos Villanueva
10Miguel Socolovich