OUTJordan Walden
RP STL
3 weeks ago

Walden (shoulder) agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on Saturday that includes an invitation to spring training.

EDGE Analysis

Injuries plagued Walden's time in St. Louis -- he was limited to 12 appearances in 2015 due to a biceps injury and shoulder issues kept him off the mound entirely this past season. His health remains a question mark heading into the spring, but Walden has plenty of high-leverage experience and could eventually work into the setup mix if he gets back to full strength.

OUTJordan Walden
RP STL
3 months ago

Walden did not show up for a recently-scheduled rehab assignment and has been shut down indefinitely, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walden will see a doctor for another checkup, but it's looking highly unlikely he'll pitch again this season. A strained lat suffered all the way back in March will end up costing the 28-year-old reliever an entire season in the prime years of his career.

OUTJordan Walden
RP STL
4 months ago

Cardinals have transferred Walden to the 60-day DL on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Walden, who has been on the DL since April 3, will miss more time as he recovers from a Grade 2 lat strain. Walden has only pitched 10.1 innings between 2015 and 2016 because of injuries, so don't expect much for Walden even if he does come back this season.

OUTJordan Walden
RP STL
8 months ago

Walden has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 lat strain and is expected to miss a few months, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walden had been projected as a middle reliever, but will join Mitch Harris on the disabled list to start the season. He had already been placed on the 15-day DL, but a transfer to the 60-day list could be on tap if the aforementioned timetable holds true.

OUTJordan Walden
RP STL
8 months ago

Walden (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The DL move is retroactive to March 31, meaning that Walden won't be able to pitch for the Cardinals until at least mid-April. He was sidelined for the latter portion of spring training due to the shoulder injury.

OUTJordan Walden
RP STL
8 months ago

Walden (shoulder) will undergo an MRI sometime on Friday, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak told St. Louis Baseball Weekly on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

It was announced Wednesday that Walden's shoulder would keep him off the Opening Day roster, as he will begin the season on the disabled list. But it's still unclear how long he will be out or what the extent of his injury is, and we'll be able to add some clarity to his return and timetable once he is evaluated.Walden posted a 0.87 ERA in 10.1 innings with the Cardinals last season as he worked his way back to the majors and could see some setup work if he is able to get healthy.

OUTJordan Walden
RP STL
8 months ago

Walden (shoulder) will not make the Cardinals' Opening Day roster after his shoulder didn't quite feel right during his final spring training appearance, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walden was one of the best parts of the Cardinals bullpen when healthy, but he struggled to stay on the field last season. After stringing together a number of strong appearances this spring, his shoulder came back to bite in his final tune-up. If this is just a minor blip, then Walden can still be the effective eighth inning guy the Cardinals hope to have, but if this turns out to be more serious, it could lead to another lost season.

OUTJordan Walden
RP STL
8 months ago

Walden (shoulder) pitched a scoreless eighth Monday against the Mets, his seventh scoreless outing of the spring, as he's expected to pitch again on Wednesday in his final tune-up for the regular season, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walden was terrific for the first month of the season last year before battling injuries the remainder of the year. If he can manage his shoulder issues this season he could be a nice source of holds for the Cardinals.

OUTJordan Walden
RP STL
8 months ago

Walden (shoulder) will rest for another two days, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walden is hopeful a couple more days off will help the lingering tightness in his shoulder subside. He hasn't thrown for nearly a week, and his availability for the start of the regular season is beginning to be threatened.

OUTJordan Walden
RP STL
8 months ago

Walden (shoulder) didn't pitch in Saturday's Grapefruit League loss to the Nationals, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walden continues to be bothered by soreness near his throwing shoulder, which has prevented him from pitching since Monday. The Cardinals wanted Walden to pitch in games on consecutive days during spring training before heading into the regular season, but with only five contests left on the schedule, the right-hander may come into Opening Day less than 100 percent healthy.