Gonzales to miss next start, have shoulder reexamined
Left-hander Marco Gonzales will miss his next start with Triple-A Memphis, initially scheduled for Monday, after again feeling tightness around the left pectoral muscle while doing his flat ground throwing work on Saturday.
It’s the same issue that sidelined Gonzales after his April 20 start, though the lefty was back on the mound by May 9 and has made three starts since. In his most recent outing on Tuesday, Gonzales struck out seven and allowed one run in six innings. He did not report feeling any discomfort in that start.
General manager John Mozeliak said that Gonzales will travel to St. Louis this week to be examined by the team’s medical staff. The club is expected to provide an update on his status by Wednesday.
Though Gonzales has spent all season in Triple-A, he remains a key piece in the Cardinals’ starting pitching depth. With Adam Wainwright out for the season, he lines up as the next in line to join the Cardinals’ rotation should there be a need. Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney had underwhelming results when given their chance as spot starters.
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