Cardinals infielder/outfielder Yairo Muñoz was promptly pulled from Saturday’s spring training contest against the Marlins after taking a pitch off of his left wrist during his final at-bat of the game. Per MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, Muñoz left the team’s spring training complex to get an X-ray, after which the severity of the injury (and the length of his recovery time, if any) will be revealed.
Muñoz, 24, went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout prior to the incident. He logged some time in center field and short and was replaced by Edmundo Sosa following his departure in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The young utility player is gearing up for his second major-league campaign this spring. He impressed as a versatile defender during his rookie year in 2018, splitting his starts among second base, third base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions and slashing .276/.350/.413 with eight home runs, five stolen bases (in 11 chances), and a .763 OPS across 329 plate appearances.