Hicks has been limited to throwing bullpen sessions thus far in spring training as the Cardinals look to regulate his spring workload, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
There's no injury behind Hicks' restrictions, as the Cardinals merely want to avoid overextending the right-hander with Opening Day still more than a month away. Though the Cardinals seem committed to using Hicks as a high-leverage reliever -- and potentially as their closer -- rather than as a starter at this point, his youth and reliance on premium velocity probably makes monitoring his workload a greater priority for the organization than most of their other bullpen arms. Hicks should face hitters in batting practice in the near future, but he may not make his Grapefruit League debut until next week or later. Feb 20 5:29 pm (EST)
- Manager Mike Shildt won't name Hicks or anyone else the team's closer, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
- Hicks, who's thrown 75 innings this season after making the jump from High-A to the majors, is being used judiciously in September in anticipation of a possible postseason run, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. "We're mindful of everyone's health, but clearly with Jordan, we're a little more mindful," manager Mike Shildt said. "I don't think Jordan has any restrictions. I don't see any limitations on him moving forward."
- Hicks secured his 23rd hold in Sunday's win over the Tigers, but he's lost out in the competition for the closer's role to Carlos Martinez, Tyler Fenwick of MLB.com reports. All Jordan Hicks (R) News
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|Sep 26||L 2 - 1||MIL||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sep 24||L 6 - 4||MIL||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||1||2||1|
|Sep 21||W 5 - 3||SF||0||0||0||1.0||2||0||2||1||1|
|Sep 18||W 8 - 1||@ ATL||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|Sep 16||W 5 - 0||LA||0||0||0||2.0||1||0||0||1||3|
|Sep 09||W 5 - 2||@ DET||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||1||1|
|Sep 07||L 5 - 3||@ DET||0||1||0||1.1||2||1||2||0||2|
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