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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Brett Cecil (hamstring) will continue his rehab process next week in his recovery from a strained right hamstring. Cecil took some time off to deal with personal issues, but Cardinals President of Baseball Operation John Mozeliak said that Cecil is feeling better. The lefty pitcher sustained the injury in one of the last Grapefruit League games before all spring camps shut down. He was originally expected to miss Opening Day, but now that there's no set start date, Cecil could indeed be ready to go once the season gets going.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas (arm) is continuing his rehab and has ramped up to throwing from 120 feet. Mikolas is dealing with a strained right forearm that was going to keep him out of the Opening Day rotation. He's scheduled to throw a light bullpen soon, and given the current timeline, could be ready to go whenever the baseball season finally gets started. Mikolas wasn't nearly as good last season as he was in 2018, but he was still a solid anchor for the back end of a fantasy rotation.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim is discussing a return to South Korea with his team, according to reports. Kim relocated to St. Louis from his homeland of South Korea earlier this year, but with no start date for the season in sight, Kim may be looking to return home to be with his wife and two young children who are still in Incheon. The team has yet to determine the next step, but it is certainly something being considered. The 31-year-old Kim was fighting for a rotation spot and seemed to be on the right track before everything got shut down. Whether he returns to South Korea or not, Kim will be ready to go whenever the baseball season gets underway.
St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Andrew Miller (arm, fingers) continues to make progress in his recovery even while working out away from the team. Miller said he has changed medications and continued his physical therapy, and reports that he is progressing well. Miller said, I think I have answers that make a lot of sense and theyre not the type of thing that brings any sort of concern to my health and my livelihood." Given the late start to the season, Miller may ultimately have time to be cleared and fully healthy for Opening Day.
St. Louis Cardinals left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday as the Cardinals trimmed down their big league roster. With no set Opening Day yet, teams are still getting their rosters down to the new 26-man limit. Cabrera showed some positive signs last season but still needs to work on some things before he can be a reliable major league starter. He's just 23 years old despite making his professional debut in 2014 with the Rays, and he is an attractive piece in deeper dynasty and keeper leagues.