RP,SP - STL - IL15
Jordan Hicks was placed on the 15-day IL Saturday with right arm fatigue and neck spasms.
Hicks last pitched on September 14th, so the move is retroactive to the 15th. The team recalled Steven Matz, who is expected to work in a relief role. The team is expected to provide more info on Hicks’ injury soon.
Jordan Hicks lasted 1 2/3 innings on the mound for the Cardinals Tuesday, allowing zero runs on one hit while also walking three and striking out one in the Cardinals' 7-6 win over the Dodgers.
Hicks has been deployed in more of a swingman type role for the Cardinals, with the ability to start occasionally. The right-hander carries a 4.08 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 14 appearances (eight starts) on the mound this season.
The St. Louis Cardinals activated Jordan Hicks from the 15-day injured list Saturday.
Hicks will make his return after missing over a month due to a right forearm flexor strain. He is expected to pitch out of the Cardinals bullpen. Hicks has posted a 5.02 ERA across nine appearances and seven starts so far this season.
Jordan Hicks is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis later this week. It is expected that he will work as a reliever in his rehab assignment.
Hicks has been out since late May and there was a looming question around what his role would be when he returns. In 9 games, he is 1-4 with a 5.02 ERA in 28 2/3 innings pitched. Hicks has performed well as a reliever in the past and still will hold some fantasy value when he returns.
Jordan Hicks is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session on Sunday. There is no word from the Cardinals on a timetable for Hicks return yet.
This is his first step in working back from a right forearm flexor injury on May 25th. Hicks has struggled so far in 2022. In nine games, including seven starts, he has a 1-4 record, 5.02 ERA, a 6.28 BB/9, and 9.10 K/9. There is still a question as to what role Hicks will fill when he is activated off the IL. Hicks has stated recently that he is open to whatever role the team needs upon his return.