MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Mark Mulder gave up nine runs in his fourth rehabilitation start, an indication he's far from ready to return from September shoulder surgery.
Pitching for Triple-A Memphis, Mulder allowed nine hits - three homers - and seven earned runs in 3 2-3 innings.
St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said after Wednesday's victory over the Reds that he had seen the numbers but had not heard from club representatives who were watching the game.
``I've been saying there's no hurry for him,'' La Russa said. ``He doesn't need to come back until he's ready.''
In his previous rehab start for Double-A Springfield, he allowed four runs in five innings. After that game, Mulder blamed three first-inning walks on getting accustomed to a higher arm angle than he was able to reach in previous starts.
Mulder has been limited to 20 major league starts the last two seasons due to shoulder woes. He made only three starts last year, going 0-3 with a 12.27 ERA.

Recent MLB Discussions

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Brewers shoot to spoil 'Zona prospect's debut Arizona fans haven’t had a ton about which to get excited this season. Perhaps Braden Shipley can inject a little optimism in a few short hours.
Thumbnail Reds vs. Giants Free Pick After a losing road trip, will the Giants get back on track with a win tonight against the Reds when they return home for a 10:15PM ET matchup?
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Astros Prediction After sweeping the Angels over the weekend, will the Astros beat the visiting Yankees tonight to win their fifth in a row?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Royals Prediction After being swept by the Astros over the weekend, are the Angels a poor bet to beat the Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Marlins Picks With the total sitting at 8.5 runs, will the Phillies and Marlins play under the total tonight or go over in their 7:10PM ET matchup?
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement