4:27 PM The cardinals will ask for a second opinion on Hicks’ elbow, baseball president John Moseliak told Silver and other reporters. Hicks is more likely to need an injection than surgery, although the injection will still require a four-week absence plus silver relays.
3:43 PM Will have “pause ”for Hicks, according to manager Mike Shield, who added this “It will take some time” (via Silver, on Twitter). Based on this, it looks like Hicks will miss more than a minimum of 10 days.
3:08 PM The cardinals have placed a relief device on their right hand Jordan Hicks in the 10-day list of injured (retroactive on May 2) with inflammation in his elbow, according to Zachary Silver of MLB.com. They remembered rightly Johann Oviedo in the corresponding move.
Hicks was expected to continue in IL when he was due to leave early Saturday, although elbow disease is still a concern for a former patient with Tommy John̵
When he went under the knife, Hicks was closer to the Cardinals – and effective – but they eased him back into action this year with a smaller role. Hicks started slowly, which is to be expected for someone returning from a TJ operation, after allowing six runs to be won with five hits and 10 walks (with 10 strokes) in 10 passes. While Hicks continues to show elite speed with an average speed of 99.3 mph, he has already unlocked three wild courses.
It is not clear exactly how many cardinals will be left without Hicks, but they seem optimistic, this will not be the worst case scenario. The club believes that the discomfort that Hicks is dealing with is common for someone returning from Tommy John, Silver writes.