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Miles Mikolas enters spring training 2.0 fully recovered from a strained flexor tendon in his right forearm.
Mikolas strained a flexor tendon in his right forearm in March and will enter spring training 2.0 completely healthy. It was reported that he was throwing bullpen sessions and that "everything was going well" in his recovery. Mikolas is looking to rebound after a subpar 2019 campaign. He owned a (9-14) record, 4.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and a 144:32 K:BB across 184 innings in 2019. Mikolas will be a bargain in 2020 fantasy drafts and is currently 103rd among all pitchers in the latest expert consensus rankings.
Miles Mikolas (elbow) has thrown a couple of light bullpen sessions.
The Cardinals are "encouraged" by how his forearm feels. Mikolas seems to be responding well to the ramped up intensity in his throwing. The 31-year-old should be ready for the season whenever things get underway this summer.
Miles Mikolas (elbow) is ready to start throwing off a mound soon.
Mikolas has progressed to throwing from 120 feet and is close to being ready for a bullpen session. The right-hander was going to miss the beginning of the season due to his injury but he'll likely now be ready to go whenever things get underway.
Miles Mikolas (elbow) has resumed throwing in Florida.
He expects to be ready for the start of the 2020 season. Mikolas was shut down in late-February due to a right flexor tendon strain. He was originally going to miss the start of the regular season but should now have a chance to be ready with Opening Day possibly months away.
Miles Mikolas will begin throwing on March 11, three weeks after he received his second PRP injection in late February.
Mikolas has been dealing with a flexor strain this offseason, and this target date could mean that he is back in the rotation sometime in April. Given that there could be setbacks, early May is likely a more realistic timeframe.