Cardinals' Miles Mikolas to have surgery; Out for 2020 season

The pitcher was credited with the win in last week's exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals.

Sam Masterson
July 28, 2020 - 4:58 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak announced on Tuesday that pitcher Miles Mikolas will undergo surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his pitching arm. He'll miss the entire 2020 season, but is expected to be ready for 2021.

Mikolas missed some time during Spring Training due to the injury. You can hear the announcement from Mozeliak in the video at the top of this page. 

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He says shutting Mikolas down now for surgery will hopefully save him from "a full repair like Tommy John" surgery down the road. He's expected to begin throwing again four months after the surgery. 

Also on Tuesday, the team announced that pitcher Giovanny Gallegos was activated from the Injured List and pitcher Jake Woodford was recalled from the Cardinals Alternate Training Site in Springfield, Mo.

will join the Cardinals and be active for Tuesday's game against Minnesota at Target Field.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated.

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