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Yadier Molina (thumb) will drive from Double-A Springfield back to St. Louis after catching five innings in his second rehab game Thursday.

Assuming he doesn't have a setback, things are looking good for Molina being activated for Friday's game versus the Cubs. If that happens, the catcher will have missed seven weeks following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. He was given an 8-12 week timetable after having the operation.
Aug 28 - 7:53 PM

Yadier Molina caught six innings and went 2-for-3 with a double in his first rehab start with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday.

Molina has made incredible progress from the torn ligament in his right thumb, and despite Wednesday being his first game action the Cardinals are optimistic about his ability to return to the big club shortly. Molina could be back in St. Louis by Friday at the earliest.
Aug 27 - 10:47 PM

Michael Wacha (shoulder) has been cleared to make his first rehab start Sunday at Double-A Springfield.

Wacha tossed a successful simulated game on Wednesday afternoon and is now ready to face live-game competition. The 23-year-old right-hander could be back in the Cardinals' starting rotation around the middle of September. He has been out since June 22 because of a stress reaction in his throwing shoulder.
Aug 27 - 4:04 PM

Adam Wainwright revealed Wednesday that he's been going through a "dead arm" phase.

Wainwright lost again Wednesday versus the Pirates and finished with a 5.17 ERA in six August outings. He entered the month with a 1.92 mark. The good news is that the tall right-hander thinks he's just about over the hump, saying he's "ready for September." The Cardinals could certainly use the first-half version of their ace in the final month.
Aug 27 - 4:00 PM

Adam Wainwright was less than stellar again Wednesday, getting charged with three runs over six innings in a loss to the Pirates.

He struck out five while surrendering eight hits and a walk. While it officially goes down as a quality start, it was another disappointing effort from Wainwright, who held a 5.17 ERA in six August outings to push his ERA from 1.92 to 2.59. The veteran right-hander admitted after the game that he's been going through a "dead arm" phase but he thinks he's about to get over the hump. He'll try to rebound next week in a rematch versus the Pirates at home before taking on the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Aug 27 - 3:50 PM

Matt Holliday smacked a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

The longball came in the third inning off of Jeff Locke, but unfortunately for the Cardinals it was the only run they would manage on the day. Holliday has been playing through a sore knee and sports a disappointing .263/.364/.412 batting line with 13 homers and 68 RBI this season.
Aug 27 - 3:37 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on Wednesday wouldn't rule out the possibility of Yadier Molina (thumb) being activated from the disabled list Friday.

It goes along with previous report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold, who said a return over the weekend was possible. Molina will catch five innings Wednesday in his first rehab appearance with Double-A Springfield. It's not clear whether he might need additional rehab games, but the Cards would seem likely to have him catch a full game before being activated. Molina has been sidelined since July 10 with a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Aug 27 - 11:40 AM

Yadier Molina (thumb) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.

Molina is set to catch 5-6 innings Wednesday in his first rehab game at Double-A Springfield. He'll be wearing support on his surgically-repaired right thumb, but it's not expected to affect his throwing or hitting. The Cardinals could conceivably wait until Monday when rosters expand to activate Yadi, but if he shows he's ready after a couple rehab games, they seem unlikely to wait just to avoid having to make a corresponding roster move.
Aug 27 - 10:48 AM

Lance Lynn held the Pirates to two runs over six innings but settled for a no-decision on Tuesday.

Lynn wasn't at his best, scattering six hits and three walks on the night, but he still managed to limit the damage. The first run came after a walk, single and hit-by-pitch loaded the bases with one out, and the Pirates got a second run on a Josh Harrison solo homer. Lynn has been one of the best pitchers in baseball in the second half, and he'll look to keep that going when the two clubs meet up again next week.
Aug 26 - 10:04 PM

Cardinals recalled OF Randal Grichuk from Triple-A Memphis.

He'll replace the injured Shane Robinson (shoulder) on the active roster. Grichuk hasn't done much in a small sample with the Cardinals this season, but he could carve out a role against southpaws for the final month.
Aug 26 - 3:37 PM

Cardinals placed OF Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder subluxation.

Robinson injured the shoulder on an awkward slide into second base on Tuesday. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. The Cardinals have called up Randal Grichuk to take his place on the active roster.
Aug 26 - 3:35 PM

Shane Robinson has been diagnosed with a left shoulder subluxation and is expected to fly back to St. Louis in order to be examined further.

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that Robinson "was in serious pain," so a trip to the DL appears to be a given. The outfielder was injured on Monday on an awkward slide into second base.
Aug 25 - 10:55 PM

John Lackey pitched seven innings of one-run ball for the victory as the Cardinals edged the Pirates 3-2 on Monday.

Lackey was pitching from behind for most of the outing, but the Cards came through with three runs in the top of the seventh to earn him his first win since Aug. 3. He's 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in five starts for St. Louis.
Aug 25 - 10:17 PM

Trevor Rosenthal picked up his 39th save despite giving up an Andrew McCutchen solo homer Monday against the Pirates.

Rosenthal has been living dangerously pretty much all year long, but the big reason he's been able to keep his job anyway is that he hasn't given up the longball; just one in 59 innings prior to tonight. He's now given up runs in four of his last six appearances.
Aug 25 - 10:15 PM

Shane Robinson exited Monday's game against the Pirates with an apparent left arm injury.

Robinson slid awkwardly into second base on an attempted steal and appeared to hurt his left elbow. He eventually walked off with assistance from the Cardinals' trainer. The Cards will update his status before long.
Aug 25 - 9:57 PM


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