The Cardinals left-handed pitcher John Gast went through surgery today on his left shoulder. Cardinals Senior Vice President/General Manager stated that his return to pitching will be somewhere between eight to 12 months. The level of optimism on how soon his return will be is going to be measured in the next few weeks. The team will evaluate his rehabilitation ability and his progress, from then on they will be able to gage his return.
JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 24: John Gast of the St. Louis Cardinals during Photo Day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 24, 2011 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)