Central notes: Cardinals, Yarbrough, Pirates

Central notes: Cardinals, Yarbrough, Pirates

the basics Defensive player can be active Lars Notbar From the list of injured as soon as tomorrow, according to John Denton from MLB.com. Nootbaar, who has been on IL since the start of the month with a lower back contusion, has slashed .266/.380/.390 in 184 appearances for St. Louis this season, good for 118 wRC+.

As discussed by Derek Gold from the St. Louis Post-DispatchHowever, Nootbaar’s return would create something of a mystery for Cardinals manager Oli Marmol, who has moved on Tommy addiction From shortstop to off the field in recent weeks, it’s a change the switch has taken well. Goold suggests that the return of Nootbaar, who can play quality defense in all three outfield positions, would give Marmol the option to bring Edman back to the field, with Nootbaar taking over the center position and Nolan Gorman Spend most days in dirhams. Otherwise, he could leave Marmol Edman in the center and use Nootbaar and Dylan Carlson In the corners with permission Jordan Walkerwho had struggled to adjust to working off the field after spending most of his minor league career on the field, was transferred to DH.

Whatever defensive alignment the Cardinals end up with, Nootbaar’s return numbers help bolster the club as it struggles to stay relevant in the NL Central. Despite a dismal 29-43 record that left them 8.5 games short in the NL Central, St. Louis still had a 12.1% chance of making the playoffs, In FangraphsThanks to the weak competition in the division.

More around the central divisions…

  • Royals the left Ryan Yarbrough The Arizona Complex League’s rehab assignment is set to begin tomorrow, according to a club announcement. This is great news not only for fans in Kansas City, but all of baseball given Yarbrough’s injury conditions. The left fielder was placed on the injured list in early May with multiple head fractures after being hit in the face by a line cut off an Oakland bat. Ryan Noda. Prior to his injury, Yarbrough had struggled badly through ten games with the Royals, posting a 6.15 ERA and 5.17 FIP in 26 1/3 innings pitched.
  • After today’s news that hackers Gearing up to promote our 2021 first overall pick Henry Davis To the big ones tomorrow, manager Derek Shelton told reporters, incl Delos Santos from MLB.comwhich is currently being picked up by the club Austin Hedges And Jason DeLay It will remain on the list. With Pittsburgh planning to carry three catchers while Davis storms into the big leagues, it’s worth wondering how the club plans to use Davis. While the youngster was drafted and used primarily as a catcher, he has also started 15 games in right field over the past two seasons while starting to mix at DH. Naturally, the DH slot in Pittsburgh is pretty busy Andrew McCutcheonleaving right field as Davis’ likely home on days when Hedges or Delay would start behind the plate. Connor Joe And Josh Palacios Currently working properly with pirates in timeshares.

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