Knee and side pain cause former Cardinals slugger to exit Rangers lineup.
Many of team’s big names still hurting from dramatic 2011 World Series loss to Cardinals
Former Cardinals slugger has been hampered with calf strain.
Fox Sports says former Cardinals slugger just needs to pass a physical to activate one-year deal.
General manager John Mozeliak confirmed that Thursday, and said bullpen coach Dyar Miller won’t be retained for 2013.
Looking at the big picture of the entire 2012 season, the St. Louis Cardinals had an excellent year. However, they were undone by an offense that would disappear for long stretches of time.
The surgery will be the sixth of his career. It will be the fourth operation on his right knee, which has caused problems all season.
Slugger will pinch-hit, according to manager Mike Matheny, and pitcher goes to the bullpen.