Troy Glaus

The Cardinals prepare for their final spring game in Florida before heading up to Memphis for the weekend with the AAA Redbirds before Monday’s season opener against Pittsburgh.  The Cards got news that Troy Glaus’ return will be delayed.

Glaus’ shoulder hasn’t recovered as quickly as expected from off-season shoulder surgery he had in January.   The Cardinals were reporting that his rehab hit a plateau.  Glaus headed to California where Dr. Lewis Yocum who performed the surgery, had another look.

Yocum recommended that Glaus work with physical therapist Keith Kocher in Arizona.  So Glaus will travel with the team to Memphis then up to St. Louis for the opener, before heading out to rehab.  He will be re-evaluated on June 1.

Chris Carpenter will skip his final spring training start as he recovers from a calf strain from earlier in the week.  He felt tightness while doing some running.  He’s rested a couple of days and as a precautionary measure, the Cardinals will rest Carpenter.  He’ll pitch a bullpen session on Friday.  He is still scheduled to pitch on Thursday against Pittsburgh.