5:22 p.m.: Molina will probably be missing for about three weeks and no surgery will be needed, said Cardinals director Mike Shildt Anne Rogers from MLB.com and other media.
4:14 p.m.: The Cardinals have announced (Twitter connections) A series of lineups advance before their opening match in the second half on Friday. Recipient Yadier Molina is heading to the list of injured 10 days due to tension at the right thumb tendon, with a placement of the IL retroactive to July 8th. Return from the IT is a field player Matt Carpenter, not available since June 29 with sprained lower back. The cards have also sent Rangel Ravelo and south leg Tyler Webb at Triple-A and moved Jordan Hicks at the 60-day IL while calling catcher Andrew Knizner and selecting the left-handed contract Chasen Shreve of Triple-A.
It's the second time of the season that Molina is running out of time because of her awkward right thumb because the same injury has also put St. Louis's long-standing safety net on the 31st of Illinois. May to June 11. It is fair to assume that the throbbing nature of Molina's thumb problem is at least partly responsible for her lack of production this season, although Molina was also in trouble by May 31st. Overall, Molina has only one cutting line of 0.261 / 0.286 / 368 and four circuits in addition to 276 plate appearances. making him one of the many Cardinals veterans who have apparently all years late at the same time.
This list includes Carpenter, who has a worst career performance .216 / .325 / .381 with 10 runs on 326 AP. Although his stay in IL has been minimal, he and the Cards surely hope that this short break combined with the break of the stars will be enough to finally get his bat to the level of MVP level production provided by Carpenter during the last three editions . month of the 2018 season. Carpenter had only .739 OPS in his first 234 AP game last season before exploding for a .983 OPS in the final of his 443A.
Despite last season's results, the Carpenter cold spell lasted longer and reached deeper depths than its slow start to 2018. Its power and typing speed dropped significantly, while His contact quality has also dropped (.324 xwOBA in 2019, as opposed to a .392 xwOBA in 2018).
Carpenter will resume his usual duties at the third base Tommy Edman remains on the MLB player list after his strong performance as a Carpenter replacement. Knizner and Matt Wieters will take care of the capture tasks during Molina's exit.