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Cardinals News: Jack Flaherty Injury Update is Great for St. Louis

Adam Taylor McKillop
The St. Louis Cardinals got positive news on Jack Flaherty's latest injury update.
The St. Louis Cardinals got positive news on Jack Flaherty's latest injury update. / Ron Vesely/Getty Images

In the midst of a 3-7 stretch in their last 10 games, the St. Louis Cardinals are definitely missing their ace Jack Flaherty. Flaherty has been sidelined with an oblique tear and is expected to potentially miss time until after the MLB All-Star break in July.

While it's still too early for any sort of timeline, the Cardinals got some positive news on Flaherty's latest injury update. Cardinals beat reporter Zachary Silver reported that Flaherty has already picked up a baseball and begun some "very light catch."

St. Louis Cardinals News

This bit of positive news could reduce the amount of time that Flaherty is shelved with his oblique injury, however, it may be too early to tell. Regardless, this is welcome news for a Cardinals staff that has pitched to a 5.42 ERA in the month of June, ranking 25th in the league.

The Cardinals own a 34-33 overall record while trailing by 4.0 games in the NL Central standings. St. Louis owns the third-best odds (+300) to win the division, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Seeing Flaherty back before the All-Star break would be a huge boost for this team currently hovering around .500.

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