Cardinals Get Optimistic News on Dylan Carlson Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The St. Louis Cardinals are optimistic about Dylan Carlson's timeline for his return from the 10-day injured list.
The St. Louis Cardinals are optimistic about Dylan Carlson's timeline for his return from the 10-day injured list. / Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Sometimes, baseball injuries can be a blessing in disguise for MLB teams. That seems to be the case for the St. Louis Cardinals after outfielder Dylan Carlson landed on the 10-day injured list with a wrist sprain.

The injury dates back to Aug. 14, a date the Cardinals' made his IL stint retroactive to when the news came out on Aug. 17. However, his absence has allowed for the emergence of top prospect Lars Nootbaar, who smashed his third home run in 48 at-bats on Thursday.

The best part of this injury news comes with some recent optimism from Cardinals' management around Carlson's return.

Dylan Carlson Injury Update

Carlson will be eligible to return when his IL stint ends on Monday. So far, the Cardinals fully expect to see him back on the field and fully healthy by Tuesday when the team starts a series against the Detroit Tigers.

Again, this has been a best-case scenario in terms of injury updates. Carlson appears to be fully on the mend while the team got an extended look at one of their top prospects, who will likely stick around as the team's fourth outfielder.

On the year, Carlson is slashing .261/.341/.419 with 24 doubles, 12 home runs and 46 RBI in just his second season. St. Louis has some talented, young depth in the outfield and promises a strong outfield battery for years to come.

St. Louis owns +7000 odds to win the NL Central on FanDuel Sportsbook, but the team remains just 3.5 games back of the second National League Wild Card spot.

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