Jordan Walden RP STL 3 weeks ago

Walden (biceps) will throw his first bullpen session Monday, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

Walden is expected to remain out of commission until after the All-Star break, but his first scheduled bullpen session is a step in the right direction. He'll likely throw several next week before heading out on a rehab assignment in mid-to-late July.

Jordan Walden RP STL 3 weeks ago

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed Saturday that Walden (biceps) will remain out through the All-Star break, MLB.com reports.

Although his return isn't imminent, Walden has been throwing off a mound and is scheduled to throw three bullpen sessions next week, so his rehab is progressing steadily. He'll probably share setup duties with Kevin Siegrist upon his return.

Jordan Walden RP STL 1 month ago

Walden (biceps) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

The Cardinals needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster with Marcus Hatley coming up from Triple-A, so they made the decision to move Walden, who began throwing a few weeks ago as he works back from a biceps strain.

Jordan Walden RP STL 2 months ago

Walden (biceps) began throwing earlier this week, MLB.com reports.

After a shutdown period that lasted almost six weeks, Walden recently picked up a baseball again, clearing the first major hurdle in his recovery from a right shoulder strain. There is no timetable for him to return to elevated ground, but Walden said he's still aiming to return before the All-Star break.

Jordan Walden RP STL 2 months ago

Walden (biceps) is hoping to resume playing catch in the near future, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Walden isn't expected to return to the Cardinals until late June or early July after suffering a torn muscle in his right shoulder that required a trip to the DL. It sounds like he's been progressing as expected thus far, and he was able to test out the strength of his shoulder Saturday by throwing a weighted ball into a trampoline. A return to playing catch would represent another positive step.

Jordan Walden RP STL 3 months ago

Walden has a muscle strain in his throwing shoulder and will be out 6-to-10 weeks, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports.

This is the kind of injury where timetables should be given little credence, but nonetheless, it seems like Walden could bout until around the All-Star break. Seth Maness and Kevin Siegrist will now do their best to take the ball in the eighth inning depending on matchups and get it to Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth.

Jordan Walden RP STL 3 months ago

Walden (biceps) will seek a second opinion this week to determine the next step in his rehab process, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

The current diagnosis for Walden is right biceps inflammation, but the team wants another doctor to look at Walden's MRI before plotting out a course of action for his rehab. With Walden's status in limbo, the Cardinals will likely lean on the tandem of Seth Maness and Kevin Siegrist to handle setup duties.

Jordan Walden RP STL 3 months ago

Walden was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with right biceps inflammation.

The injury is tough break for Walden, who had emerged as the Cardinals' top setup ace after compiling a 0.87 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 12:4 K:BB ratio over his first 12 appearances, covering 10.1 innings. Walden's DL placement will be retroactive to April 29, allowing him to be activated as soon as May 15 if he recovers quickly. The Cardinals added Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A Memphis to restore some depth in the bullpen while Walden remains unavailable.

Jordan Walden RP STL 3 months ago

Walden got the save Sunday night against the Reds because Trevor Rosenthal was being rested. Walden allowed one single and had one strikeout in the course of converting the save.

Rosenthal had pitched in five of the previous seven games, so manager Mike Matheny predetermined that Rosenthal would get the night off. Walden has had closing experience before and had been pitching the eighth inning earlier this season, so it's no surprise that he got the nod.

Jordan Walden RP STL 4 months ago

Walden took the loss in Friday's game against the Reds, giving up a run on two walks in an inning pitched.

Walden got in trouble when he walked Billy Hamilton, followed by an intentional walk to Joey Votto. Hamilton took third on a wild pitch before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Todd Frazier. It was Walden's first action since pitching a scoreless inning on Sunday.