Found March 11, 2013 on
Fox Sports Midwest:
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had surgery Monday to repair a ruptured disk in his lower back.
Matheny underwent the procedure in St. Louis. Before leaving the team on Sunday, Matheny said he expected to be back at spring training for Thursday's game against Atlanta in Jupiter.
"As of right now, he's feeling great," St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said before Monday's exhibition game against the New York Yankees. "What's important now is that he has to take it slow over the next few weeks, probably for a month. But I do think he's getting some relief from that procedure today, so that's very encouraging. I hope to see him by the end of the week back in camp, knowing that he's going to have to take it slow and be smart about it."
The 42-year-old Matheny, who replaced Tony La Russa as manager after the 2011 season, said early in spring training that the injury probably traces back to his days as a big league catcher from 1994-06.
Bench coach Mike Aldrete is managing the team in Matheny's absence.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
According to Derrick Goold, the Cardinals second base battle will continue into the regular season, with "performance and need dictating the starter."
What does this all mean?
Well, it means that what once started as an experiment to find another way to get Matt Carpenter's bat into the lineup and make him into a super utility player is quickly becoming a potential...
As soon as the St. Louis Cardinals announced their signing of Allen Craig to a five-year contract with a sixth-year option, some assumed that pushed Matt Adams’ time as a Cardinal to its end.
The reality is that while the $31 million deal is good for Craig and good for the Cardinals, it has no impact on Adams’ constricted major league opportunity at all.
Here is why.
JUPITER, Fla. - Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will return to St. Louis to have a procedure done on his ailing back Monday.
General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the news Saturday night.
Matheny, who has dealt with severe back pain for several days, will fly to St. Louis following Sunday's exhibition game against the New York Mets and have surgery Monday morning. He's...
JUPITER, Fla. If Trevor Rosenthal has any lingering disappointment from not being picked as the fifth starter, he's doing a darn good job of hiding it so far.
Making his first relief appearance since being told he would open the season in the bullpen and not in the starting rotation like he had hoped, the 22-year-old flame thrower reached 100 MPH on four different pitches Sunday...
The St. Louis Cardinals completed an agreement to keep first baseman Allen Craig in tow last week, but very well may have done much more than just that. The deal is a study in the obscure: both completely team and player friendly contract that helps both parties roughly equally. But to understand this, a grasp on the first base market, the financial position of the Cardinals and...
The St. Louis Cardinals didn't get Matt Holliday back yesterday, but at least he was in the clubhouse. The All-Star outfielder has been battling the flu, and he won't get back on the field until he's kicked it.
Matt Holliday has arrived at Roger Dean but said he won't work out or do anything today. He's still dealing with the flu.
— B.J. Rains (@BJRains...
The most talked about issue for the St. Louis Cardinals is what is going on at shortstop. The loss of Rafael Furcal to elbow surgery has hastened the future of the lone position on the organization’s map where there is no ideal succession plan in place. It was an issue that was on thin ice all winter, and could be a focus throughout the summer and into next winter as well. The...
As I went through my final edit of my previous article about Matt Adams’ playing time blockage with the St. Louis Cardinals, I expanded the section at the end just before posting.
To be honest, my motive was to address several other articles I had read recently that offered up hope that the arrival of the designated hitter in the National League would occur soon enough to provide...
Hot News for AC Mike Matheny
Editor’s note: As part of NFL’s Greatest Quarterback, fans will decide the best quarterback in team, division, conference and league history.
Paul Christman: Christman played for the Cardinals from 1945 to 1949. He led the team to an NFL Championship in 1947. The team won the NFL West in 1948 under Christman as well.
Christman was a two-time All-Pro with the Cardinals in 1946...
Looking at how “Super Two” arbitration eligibility may shake out for the St. Louis Cardinals ahead.