Arm soreness keeps Siegrist off the mound Monday

Jenifer Langosch/

Though listed among the 13 pitchers scheduled to throw off the mound on Monday, lefty Kevin Siegrist skipped his bullpen session due to some left arm soreness.

Siegrist described the soreness as minimal and said that the decision to hold off on throwing was done in an effort “to try and stay in front of” the issue. He felt the soreness after throwing his first bullpen session of the spring on Saturday.

Asked how long he may refrain from throwing, Siegrist said “it’s not going to be long.” He described the rest as “precautionary” and did make the other rotations around the field with his group on Monday to participate in non-throwing drills.

It is not all that uncommon for pitchers to experience arm soreness in the first days of spring as they begin conditioning their arms. General manager John Mozeliak said the Cardinals are unconcerned about this being more than just a minor bump in Siegirst’s throwing program.

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Jenifer, Unless he just threw 6 innings in competition, a pitcher with a sore arm is something of concern. Jules

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