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Cardinals P Flaherty Seeks Second Opinion on Ailing Shoulder

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty will seek a second medical opinion on his ailing pitching shoulder.


Flaherty underwent imaging tests on his right shoulder Tuesday. He has not thrown off a mound since spring training opened.


Flaherty, 26, was 11-8 with a 2.75 ERA in 2019, went 4-3 with a 4.91 during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season and 9-2 with a 3.22 in 17 starts last year, when he was slowed by an oblique injury.


Potential rotation replacements include right-handers Johan Oviedo, Jake Woodford and Drew VerHagen.


Reliever Giovanny Gallegos was expected to start workouts Friday after a late arrival.

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