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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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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that Jordan Walden (biceps) will miss the remainder of the 2015 season.
Mozeliak also noted that if he doesn't undergo surgery, he'll require a rigorous rehab to even attempt a return to the mound. The 27-year-old appeared in just 12 games for the Cardinals this season, compiling a 0.87 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 12/4 K/BB ratio across 10 1/3 innings. Sep 6 - 5:06 PM

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Jordan Walden (biceps) hopes to throw off a mound by the end of the week.

Walden was pulled off his minor league rehab assignment about a month ago and recently admitted that his biceps irritation is related to damage to his rotator cuff and labrum, but he has begun playing catch again. He's hoping to make it back before the end of the season, but the Cardinals likely aren't counting on him at this point.
Sep 1 - 9:47 AM

Jordan Walden has admitted that the biceps irritation he's dealing with is related to damage to his rotator cuff and labrum.

It's obviously troubling to hear, but the reliever insists that he can pitch through the injury without surgery. "I’ve got some damage, but nothing that’s going to need surgery," Walden said. The righty will see a doctor next week to determine whether there's more he can do with his recovery. Walden had to be pulled off a rehab assignment earlier this month and is looking like a long shot to return this season.
Aug 21 - 11:46 AM

Jordan Walden (biceps) was given a new rehab program to follow after receiving a second opinion last week.

Walden recently had to be pulled off his rehab assignment, admitting that his biceps injury was "really tight still." He remains hopeful of avoiding surgery, but it's not a given that he'll be able to. "I gave it a shot, and my arm told me, 'You can't even play catch,'" Walden said. "I had to stop."
Aug 11 - 8:56 PM

Jordan Walden (biceps) has been recalled from his rehab assignment.

Walden's return date had already been pushed back once, with the Cardinals saying he just needed to build up more strength. Now he's been shut down and his timetable is totally up in the air. "One step forward," manager Mike Matheny said. "Two steps back." The Cards acquired Steve Cishek and Jonathan Broxton at the trade deadline, no doubt in part because they knew they couldn't count on Walden. He's been out since late April with a biceps strain.
Aug 4 - 8:13 PM

Jordan Walden (biceps) will not come off the disabled list early next week as hoped.

Walden hasn't had a setback, but rather the Cardinals think he just needs to build up more arm strength. Their acquisition of Jonathan Broxton on Friday no doubt was related to Walden's stalled return.
Jul 31 - 5:43 PM

Jordan Walden (biceps) made an early exit from his rehab outing Wednesday in Memphis due to heat.

It was a scorcher in southwest Tennessee, so the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds only had Walden throw two-thirds of an inning. The good news is that his arm is feeling fine and he is already scheduled to make another rehab appearance Friday. Walden, who's been out since late April with a biceps strain, should be cleared to return to the Cardinals' bullpen by early next week.
Jul 30 - 10:01 AM

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

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

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