Martinez’s season over
ST. LOUIS Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is done for the year because of a shoulder strain.
The 14-game winner lasted just seven pitches Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, his last action of 2015. He will not pitch in the postseason, even if the Cardinals make a late- October run.
General manager John Mozeliak said Saturday an MRI showed the damage. Rest rather than surgery was prescribed with a recovery time of between one and two months. The team anticipates he’ll be ready to go for spring training.
Mozeliak said if the injury occurred on Aug. 1, the 24-year- old right-hander potentially could have pitched in the post-season.
“Unfortunately, where we are on the calendar, it’s just not going to work out,” Mozeliak said.