Cardinals News: Mike Shildt Provides Update on Tyler O'Neill Injury

Adam Taylor McKillop
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt provides an update on Tyler O'Neill's injury.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt provides an update on Tyler O'Neill's injury. / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

When it comes to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tyler O'Neill, he's got some awful luck with it comes to his hands. At least in terms of injuries. The sure-handed outfielder has already missed time due to a left hand injury in mid-May.

On Friday night, O'Neill exited the Cardinals' game against the Colorado Rockies after getting hit by a pitch on his hand. This time, it was his right hand, but this wasn't the news that St. Louis fans were looking for.

After the game, Cardinals manager MIke Shildt provided an update to O'Neill's potential injury.

Tyler O'Neill Injury Update

Shildt told reporters that his 26-year-old left fielder will undergo further testing on Saturday, specifically for his right pinky finger that took the brunt of the HBP. There is optimism around the clubhouse that O'Neill may just need a few days off heading into the All-Star break, which affords him with some scheduled rest.

Right now, O'Neill is having a career year with his .279/.333/.562 slashing line along with 15 home runs and 36 RBIs. St. Louis will need to start turning things around on their season as soon as possible if this team has any hopes at a postseason run. The Cardinals sit 9.0 games back in the NL Central standings with a 41-42 overall record.

Additionally, the Cardinals own just +1400 odds to win the NL Central, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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