The St. Louis Cardinals got some positive news with respect to pitcher Jack Flaherty and outfielder Tyler O’Neill.
The St. Louis Cardinals are 29-21 on the season as of June 2 and sit in second place in the NL Central. The team presently has starting pitcher Jack Flaherty and outfielder Tyler O’Neill out due to injury. Well, the squad received some hopeful news on both guys.
According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, O’Neill is slated to begin his rehab assignment on Friday, June 3 in Triple A, where he will serve as the designated hitter. Meanwhile, Flaherty is likely to get a start in Double A to begin his rehab assignment.
The Cardinals got some good news about Jack Flaherty and Tyler O’Neill
Flaherty’s return to the rotation would be a significant boost for the Cardinals. Flaherty has not pitched in a game this season because of a right shoulder issue that has kept him out. The 26-year-old pitcher had just begun pitching to live hitters.
Flaherty had a 3.22 ERA, a 1.060 WHIP, 85 strikeouts, and 26 walks in 78.1 innings last season (17 games, 15 starts).
Through the first 32 games of the season, O’Neill has struggled at the plate. O’Neill hit.195 with a.552 OPS, two home runs, 20 RBI, and 23 hits in 23 at-bats. He last played on May 17, when he suffered a right shoulder injury.
O’Neill had a fantastic season last year as he was one of the Cardinals’ most prolific hitters. He hit.286/.352/.560 in 138 games, with 34 home runs, 80 RBI, 89 runs scored, and 138 hits.
Fans of the Cardinals will undoubtedly keep an eye out for more information on Flaherty and O’Neill. Just know that both of them are scheduled to start rehab soon.