The St. Louis Cardinals have been floundering this season.
After a 10-24 start, they seemingly recovered, only to slip back to 11 games below the .500 mark.
Some of it has to do with the fact that injuries have been an issue for St. Louis.
However, they may soon be getting some reinforcements.
Outfielder Dylan Carlson and pitcher Jake Woodford have been out for the last month.
But according to John Denton of MLB.com, the two of them are making some important strides and could be back soon.
On Twitter, Denton listed some numbers from Woodford and Carlson’s rehab games and revealed that Carlson could be activated as soon as Friday night when the Cards take on the Cincinnati Reds.
Dylan Carlson played RF & went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a run scored & a walk. He could be activated today.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) June 9, 2023
Carlson sprained his ankle during the team’s game on May 14 against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
In his recent rehab appearance, he made the start in right field and went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a run scored, and a walk.
Woodford allowed one run on five hits over three innings and recorded three strikeouts.
If Carlson returns on Friday, the Cardinals may have a tough decision to make with Alec Burleson, Juan Yepez, and Luken Baker all with the big-league club.
More than likely, one of the three will be sent back down to Triple-A Memphis.
Woodford had been in the starting rotation to start the season thanks to Adam Wainwright’s groin injury.
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