Mikolas on 10 Day IL with Right Forearm Strain


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 28, 2020 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that RHP Miles Mikolas was placed on the 10-day Injured List with a right forearm strain today.  RHP Jake Woodford was recalled from the Cardinals Alternate Training Site in Springfield, Mo., and RHP Giovanny Gallegos (GUY-eh-gohse) was activated from the Injured List.

Mikolas, 31, was scheduled to start for the Cardinals on Wednesday in Minnesota.  His last game action was making the start and pitching four innings in an exhibition game on July 22 versus the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium.  Mikolas missed the entire Spring Training season in Jupiter with a flexor tendon injury in his right forearm.  Over the past two seasons since signing out of the Korean Baseball Organization, Mikolas was 27-18 with a 3.46 ERA over 64 starts while tying for the National League lead with 18 wins in 2018.

Gallegos, 28, joined the team after returning from his residence in Sonora, Mexico, on July 20, and has been on the Injured List since.  The right-handed relief pitcher was 3-2 with a 2.31 ERA in 66 appearances in 2019, while leading all National League relief pitchers in fewest baserunners/9 IP (7.88) and ranking 2nd among relievers in WHIP (0.81).

Woodford, 23, the Cardinals supplemental first round selection (39th overall) in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft, is a three-time Minor League All-Star and was the starting pitcher for the Pacific Coast League in the 2019 Triple-A All-Star Game.  The right-hander carries a career minor league record of 30-32 with a 3.87 ERA over 106 appearances with 101 starts.  His first appearance will be his Major League debut.

Both Gallegos and Woodford will join the Cardinals and be active for their scheduled game against Minnesota at Target Field tonight.  Gallegos wears uniform No. 65 and Woodford No. 40.

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