While St. Louis’ favorite time of year has come to close, this is when our favorite Cardinals players get time to rest & recuperate from a long season of pitching, catching, driving and all of those other moves that make the Birds the pride of our city. Some of the members of the team suffered some sports injuries that will get their chance to heal over the off season. Here is a rundown of where the Cardinals injuries stand.
Molina- His end of the season left oblique strain as well as his right thumb injury will be healed up & Yadi should be ready to roll by the start of the Cards spring training.
Wainwright- By the end of the season, there was some concern about Waino’s right elbow as it had apparently been causing him some discomfort. Although he will most likely still be taking it easy during spring training, he will benefit from rest before training starts.
Wacha- Although there was concern about Wacha’s right shoulder, he recently underwent an MRI that came back completely clean. He should be following a normal offseason schedule that of course will require rest & normal training.
Garcia- In July, Garcia underwent a thoracic outlet (small space underneath the collarbone) surgery & he is still not fully recovered. It is not clear now, nor will it probably be clear until spring training if Garcia will be on the Cards roster for the beginning of the 2015 season.
Jay- He is currently the only member of the Cards roster who is scheduled to have a surgery during the offseason. The centerfielder’s wrist began hurting him in July & will have his left wrist scoped & will need 6-8 weeks before he can resume offseason training.