Cardinals' Peralta Will Be Out Until Midseason, MLB Scores


Published on March 11 2016 6:50 am
Last Updated on March 11 2016 6:51 am

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb Thursday morning and will be out until midseason, general manager John Mozeliak said.

Peralta got a second opinion in St. Louis on Wednesday, and Dr. Charles Goldfarb confirmed the opinion of team physicians and recommended surgery. Peralta will be in a cast for four to six weeks before beginning a rehab process that will take at least an additional month.

The team is prepared to be without the three-time All-Star until June at the earliest.

Mozeliak said general managers of other teams have already begun calling him since word of Peralta's injury broke early this week, but he hasn't placed a single call on available shortstops. Mozeliak characterized those calls as "ambulance chasing," and said teams have discussed the availability of utility players as well as high-priced veteran shortstops.

The Cardinals are evaluating prospect Aledmys Diaz, utility player Greg Garcia and former San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko as stopgap alternatives until Peralta returns.

Thursday, March 10 Scoreboard

New York Yankees 4, Baltimore 4

Minnesota 8, Boston 2

Toronto 11, New York Yankees 4

Detroit 6, Philadelphia 6

Atlanta 5, Miami 2

Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1
New York Mets, 7 St. Louis 2

Kansas City 9, Chicago White Sox 2

Cleveland 9, San Diego 4

San Francisco 3, Milwaukee 1

Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Oakland 3

Chicago White Sox 8, Texas 2

Arizona 5, Los Angeles Angels 3

Seattle 10, Chicago Cubs 8

Cincinnati 5, Colorado 4

Houstdon 4, Washington 3    

Friday, March 11 Schedule (All Times Central)

Miami at Minnesota, 12:05 p.m.

Baltimore at New York, 12:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Atlanta, 12:05 p.m.

Detroit at Houston, 12:05 p.m.

New York at Washington, 12:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 12:05 p.m.

Atlanta at St. Louis, 12:05 p.m.

Boston at Toronto, 12:07 p.m.

Arizona at Kansas City, 2:05 p.m.

Texas at Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m.

Cincinnati at Chicago, 2:05 p.m.

Oakland at Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m.

Los Angeles at Los Angeles, 2:05 p.m.

Seattle at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m.

Chicago at San Diego, 2:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 Schedule (All Times Central)

Minnesota at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m.

Miami at Boston, 12:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Detroit, 12:05 p.m.

Toronto at Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m.

Houston at St. Louis, 12:05 p.m.

New York at Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m.

St. Louis at New York, 12:10 p.m.

Colorado at Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m.

Oakland at Texas, 2:05 p.m.

Chicago at Chicago, 2:05 p.m.

Arizona at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m.

San Francisco at Los Angeles, 2:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Arizona, 2:10 p.m.

Cleveland at San Diego, 3:30 p.m.

Washington at Atlanta, 5:05 p.m.

Seattle at Cincinnati, 8:05 p.m.

Chicago at Los Angeles, 8:05 p.m.

Los Angeles at Seattle, 8:40 p.m.


Sunday, March 13 Schedule (All Times Central)

Baltimore at Minnesota, 11:05 a.m.

Philadelphia at New York, 11:05 a.m.

Atlanta at Houston, 11:05 a.m.

St. Louis at Washington, 11:05 a.m.

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 11:05 a.m.

New York at Miami, 11:05 a.m.

Boston at Tampa Bay, 11:05 a.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 11:07 a.m.

Arizona at Chicago, 2:05 p.m.

Milwaukee at Cleveland, 2:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Kansas City, 2:05 p.m.

Chicago at Oakland, 2:05 p.m.

Texas at Los Angeles, 2:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Seattle, 2:10 p.m.

Los Angeles at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.