Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(JUPITER, Fla.) — St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb on Thursday morning.
He will be recovering and will not be able to return until midseason, Cardinal’s general manager John Mozeliak said.
Peralta will be in a cast for 4 to 6 weeks before beginning rehabalitation leaving the team without the three-time All-Star until at least June, according to ESPN.
“Everyone’s sort of pounding on, ‘What are we going to do?’ I think I’d like to see what we have first and then determine what’s next,” Mozeliak said.
“Obviously, our goal is to be competitive this year and, if we feel we need to go outside the organization to improve on those odds, then we will. Right now, I don’t think that’s something we feel we have to do at all.”
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