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Glaus Out For Three Months

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 1:32 PM
Filed Under: St. Louis Cardinals
The press release was short and succinct.  Troy Glaus had arthroscopic shoulder surgery yesterday and will be out around 12 weeks.  Apparently, people didn't ask John Mozeliak the right questions yesterday.

The official site and the Post-Dispatch site don't have stories up on this yet, so it'll be interesting to hear the details.  When did it start hurting?  How did he do it?  Why now to have the surgery?

There's going to be a lot of discussion about his replacement, as well.  You have to know that David Freese, Allen Craig and Brett Wallace just had their ears perk up.  Whomever plays the best out of that group has a strong shot at making the roster come Opening Day.

A lot of the attention will immediately go to Wallace, of course, but I'm not sure that the Cards would want to rush him that quickly.  There had already been some talk about Freese being a utility-type guy, so I'm thinking that, right now, he's the leader in the clubhouse.  Obviously a lot can and will change between now and the end of spring, though.

So, if the doctors are right (and of course that's something you take with a silo of salt when the Cardinals are concerned), Glaus should be back around the end of April.  Not terrible, but that's assuming all goes well.  Still, it may give the third baseman of the future (whomever it is) a chance to get his feet wet.



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I hope it wasn't Paletta.

Apparently it was Lewis Yocum. Thank goodness for small favors.

McDonald's is officially removing its Big Mac name from its burger because of Mark McGwire- http://morehardball.blogspot.com/2009/01/signs-of-times.html

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