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Updating a previous post, St. Louis Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday afternoon. The results of Hudson's MRI have not come back yet, but the consensus is that he is dealing with a flexor strain. The 26-year-old is now officially done for the rest of the regular season, meaning he is safe to drop in all redraft formats. He finished the campaign with a 2.77 ERA and 1.00 WHIP across 39 innings of work.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler (illness) is on schedule to return to the team next week. He recently resumed baseball activities, as he has not appeared in a game since Sept. 1. Fowler was slashing .279/.347/.485 to go along with four homers and 14 RBI across 68 at-bats in 2020. He is a decent end-of-bench stash in mixed league formats that could offer some production over the final week of the season.
St. Louis Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson is likely dealing with a flexor issue in his arm, according to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak. Hudson left Thursday's start against the Pittsburgh Pirates after two innings due to elbow tightness. X-rays on his elbow came back negative, but the Cardinals are currently awaiting the results of his MRI. There is a slim chance he could return before the end of the regular season, but it is more likely that the Cardinals try to save him for the postseason if he comes back at all.
St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Dylan Carlson was recalled from the team's alternate training site on Friday afternoon. He is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the team's doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Carlson slashed .162/.215/.243 during his first major-league stint, but he still has an elite ceiling. He will likely see a fair amount of playing time down the stretch and is worth a roster spot in deeper mixed leagues.
St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Dakota Hudson was removed from his start Thursday against the Pirates due to tightness in his pitching elbow. Hudson worked two scoreless innings prior to his departure, lowering his ERA to 2.77 in the process. Unfortunately, tightness in the pitching elbow is not a recipe for a quick return to the mound, with Austin Gomber having taken over in his stead. Hudson, along with Adam Wainwright, has proven to be one of the consistent cogs of the Cardinals starting staff, so check back for an update as it pertains to his health once one is provided.