16:27: The Cardinals will take a different opinion on Hicks’ elbow, President of baseball operations John Mozeliak told Silver and other journalists. Hicks is more likely to need an injection than surgery, though an injection will still require an absence of four weeks, Silver relays.
15:43: There will be “a break ”for Hicks, according to manager Mike Shildt, who added it “Takes some time” (via Silver, on Twitter). Based on that, it looks like Hicks will miss more than a minimum of 10 days.
15:08: The Cardinals have placed right-handed reliever Jordan Hicks on the 10-day injury list (with retroactive effect to May 2) with inflammation in his elbow, per. Zachary Silver from MLB.com. They remembered right Johan Oviedo in a similar move.
It was expected that Hicks would travel in IL as he had to leave his appearance early Saturday, although an elbow disorder is nonetheless unsettling for a former Tommy John surgery patient. The hard-hitting Hicks has beaten the majors this year for the first time since he had the procedure in June 201
When he went under the knife, Hicks Cardinals’ was closer – an effective at it – but they have eased him back into action this year in a minor role. Hicks has gotten off to a slow start, which is to be expected for someone returning from TJ operation after allowing six earned runs on five hits and 10 times (with 10 strikes) across 10 innings. While Hicks continued to show elite speed with an average fastball of 99.3 km / h, he has already cleared three wild courses.
It is unclear how long the Cardinals will go without Hicks, but they seem optimistic that this will not turn into a worst case scenario. The club is of the belief that the discomfort Hicks is dealing with is common to anyone returning from Tommy John, Silver writes.