JUPITER, Fla. (Ambush Sports) — A “setback” has taken one of the starting pitchers for the St. Louis Cardinals off the throwing program, according to the organization Saturday.
The alleged setback regarding Miles Mikolas is related to the flexor tendon in his right forearm, which was not of much concern by manager Mike Shildt, who spoke to members of the media following a rainy workout.
This could likely affect the timetable as to when Mikolas throws during games in spring training.
“When I try to crank a ball loose, it’s a little uncomfortable,” Mikolas says.
It was reported by KMOX Radio’s Sam Masterson that Mikolas had an MRI Saturday morning, citing “nothing new, nothing different or nothing worse.”
Shildt hints that Mikolas’ time in the non-throw program will likely be day-to-day.
“There’s some concern, he’s in a setback,” Shildt says. “I’m not as concerned because it’s more tendon, and we can heal that quicker. We’re comfortable about what it is and getting our head around it. So, I’m concerned that he’s setback, but I’m not concerned that it’s a major setback.
After the 2019 season, Mikolas received a PFP injection in his forearm after pitching through most of the season.
Shildt stated that it’s a fixable situation with rest.
Full interview audio from KMOX: