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Kwang Hyun Kim will pitch out of the rotation going forward. (Source: Jeff Jones on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Kim was mainly a starter in his 12-year career in South Korea. After starting the season as the team’s closer, he will now enter the starting rotation. Kim will join Jack Flaherty, Adam Wainwright, Dakota Hudson and de Leon. Giovanny Gallegos and Ryan Helsley will compete for save opportunities with Kim moving into a starting role.

Category: Transactions


Genesis Cabrera (COVID-19) will likely be activated prior to the Cardinals' series with the Cubs that begins on Friday. (Source: Jeff Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera tested positive for the virus back during summer camp but is "luckily" in a better spot than his teammates following the club's recent outbreak. The lefty will work out of the bullpen once he returns.

Category: Injury Updates


Both Alex Reyes and Genesis Cabrera are expected to be activated by the Cardinals on Friday. (Source: Jeff Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reyes tested positive for COVID-19 back in July. He has pitched just seven innings in the big leagues since 2016 and will need to prove himself before he's worth adding in even the deepest of fantasy leagues. He'll likely operate as a reliever to start out.

Category: Injury Updates


Yadier Molina was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday. (Source: St Louis Cardinals on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Molina was of the Cardinals players who tested positive for Coronavirus Tuesday. He will need to test negative twice before rejoining his teammates. Look for Matt Wieters to handle catching duties until Molina is able to return.

Category: Injury Updates


Paul DeJong was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday. (Source: St Louis Cardinals on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: DeJong was one of the Cardinals players who tested positive for Coronavirus Tuesday. He will have to submit two negative tests before being able to rejoin his teammates. Look for Tommy Edman to slide from 3B to SS and Matt Carpenter to handle third base duties until DeJong is able to return.

Category: Injury Updates


Carlos Martinez (undisclosed) was placed on the 10-day injured list. (Source: St Louis Cardinals on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Martinez texted positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, but was placed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons. It is unclear when Martinez will return to action. Look for Jon Gant or Austin Gomber to replace him the rotation until he is able to return.

Category: Injury Updates


The Cardinals activated Brad Miller (ankle) off the 10-day injured list. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miller has been dealing with right ankle bursitis and was placed on the IL at the end of summer camp. He'll be off for a few more days as the club is currently dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.

Category: Injury Updates


Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports the Cardinals are not going to Detroit this week. (Source: Mark Saxon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals were supposed to play four games against the Tigers beginning on Tuesday. However, it sounds as if they will all be postponed due to the team's COVID-19 breakout. This means they'll have at least seven games to make up at some point this summer.

Category: Rumors


Several St.Louis Cardinals players have tested positive for COVID-19. (Source: Craig Mish on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: According to Craig Mish of the Sportsgrid, at least five Cardinals players have tested positive. There has been no announcement of which Cardinals players and staff tested positive. This weekend series against the Brewers is up in the air at this point, and an update should be provided soon. Stay tuned.

Category: Injury Updates


Major League Baseball announced Friday that today's canceled game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday. Both games on Sunday will be seven innings. Saturday's game is still scheduled at this time. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sunday will be the first two games played under the new seven-inning rules for doubleheaders, which adds a wrinkle for relievers and leagues that reward for complete games and shutouts.


Paul Goldschmidt had a single and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt's hit was one of only three hits the Cardinals could muster against Rich Hill and the Twins bullpen. His slashline stands at .316/.381/.474 through five games. The Cardinals are off Thursday and will begin a weekend series against the Brewers on Friday afternoon in Milwaukee.

Category: Game Recaps


Daniel Ponce de Leon (0-1) allowed three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out eight across three 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Ponce de Leon drew the start Wednesday throwing a total of 85 pitches, 52 landing for strikes. He replaced Miles Mikolas (forearm) in the rotation, who was ruled out for the season. The 28-year-old is scheduled to start Tuesday's away matchup against the Tigers.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Carpenter had a pair of singles in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Not much else to speak of for Carpenter, who went 2-for-4, putting his early-season slash line at .214/.313/.286. The Cardinals have another matchup with the Twins Wednesday night in Minnesota versus starter Rich Hill, who Carpenter is 1-for-3 against in his career.

Category: Game Recaps


Kolten Wong went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Wong has hit in the top of the order in all four games this season. He is slashing .250/.294/.375 with a triple and three runs scored across 17 plate appearances in 2020. The 29-year-old will continue to provide well-rounded production at the top of the Cardinals' lineup.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler O'Neill went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: O'Neill belted his second home run of the season off Homer Bailey in the fifth. It was the only offense the Cardinals could muster off the Twins right-hander. He is slashing .250/.357/.750 with two homers, four RBI across 14 plate appearances in 2020.

Category: Game Recaps


Tommy Edman went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and a walk in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Edman blasted his first homer of the season off Travis May in the eighth. He is off to a solid start, slashing .313/.353/.688 with one home run and four RBI across 17 plate appearances. Edman continues to build on his impressive 2019 rookie-campaign and should be started in all league formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Miles Mikolas will have surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his right arm and will miss the rest of the 2020 season. (Source: Anne Rogers on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Mikolas was placed on the injured list earlier Tuesday with a forearm strain, which had been bothering him since Spring Training back in March. The elbow issue apparently wouldn't heal with rest so surgery was the best option for the right-hander. He was scheduled to pitch Wednesday against the Twins so Daniel Ponce de Leon, who had been working in relief this season, will fill in.

Category: Injury Updates


Giovanny Gallegos (not injury related) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday. (Source: Anne Rogers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallegos missed the beginning of the regular season due to a travel delay in leaving Mexico, his native country. He could immediately find himself in the mix for save chances, as Kwang-Hyun Kim was not sharp in securing his first save of 2020.

Category: Injury Updates


Dakota Hudson (0-1) allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four across four 1/3 innings in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Pirates. He took his first loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Hudson cruised through three innings before serving back-to-back homers to Colin Moran and Jose Osuna in the fourth. He yielded one more run in the fifth before exiting. Hudson will look to rebound in Sunday's away matchup against the Brewers.

Category: Game Recaps


Adam Wainwright (1-0) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out five in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Pirates. He picked up his first victory of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright threw 83 pitches and earned the win Saturday with a quality start. The 38-year-old can be used as a streamer, but doesn't strike out hitters to be considered in standard mixed leagues. Wainwright's next scheduled start is Saturday, away against the Brewers.

Category: Game Recaps