The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Monday that reliever Randy Flores has undergone a procedure to have a bone spur taken from his right elbow. The team expects him to be back at 100 percent by the time spring training rolls around. It should take him six to eight weeks to start throwing again. He had the surgery on Friday.
Flores made 50 appearances in 2005 and had a record of 3-1, with a save and an ERA of 3.46 in 41 2/3 innings of work.
Cardinals’ starting pitcher Jason Marquis was given the Silver Slugger Award as the best National League hitting pitcher on Monday. Marquis hit .310 with a homer and 10 RBI’s, with 24 hits. On the mound, he was 13-14.