Gonzales to miss next start, have shoulder reexamined

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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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Great, just great.

Absolutely wishing the best for Marco. We definitely will need him. Tim Cooney is deserving of another chance, and not to be totally exiled from his one “nervous” start. I really think he has the ability and intellect be a double digit winner at the MLB level, and all I can do is hope it is with the Cardinals. My prediction: Tim will surprise the nation…if given the chance (this summer, I hope)!!

You might be right, Jeff. Look at what happened with Shelby. He wasn’t consistent at first. Enuf’ so…that he got traded. But look at him now. And with Marco so young? His body’s healing ability should be at it’s best!
Oh, I heard the Card’s GM, Mo….say that J Jay’s due back Tuesday. When asked if Grichuk or Jay would be starting in CF? The answer was that it depends on their bats.

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Buerle or Kazmir are the pitchers I’d be looking at.Both LH pitchers.Buerle should have been here two years ago

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