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Injuries

This is not a diary entry in which I am trying to complain.  I am looking to clarify.

Has there ever been a Cardinals' season so marred with injuries as this one?  It seems that more people have gone down than I have ever remembered.  We'll get to a list in a second, but I just want to reiterate that the Cardinals "jumped out" to a 9 game deficit in the first thirty games played...so the probably weren't going to be great this year anyway (they won 4 of the first 5 times Carpenter was supposed to pitch (losing only in the game that he pitched)).  Also, I know that the owner/GM left the team with a lot of older players that are more injury prone; however, this is CRAZY.

Here's this list this season, thus far - only time lost to the DL (or worse):

Chris Carpenter - April 9th - present
David Eckstein - June 16th - July 12th
Jim Edmonds - June 16th - July 19th
Juan Encarnacion - Beginning - May 13th
Juan Encarnacion - part 2 - September 4th - ?????
Josh Hancock - died April 29th, 2007
Tyler Johnson - June 19th - *August 6th
Adam Kennedy - August 12th - present
Josh Kinney - Beginning - present
Braden Looper - June 16th - July 2nd
Mike Maroth - August 5th - September 1st
Yadier Molina - May 30th - June 28th
Mark Mulder - beginning - September 6th
Scott Rolen - *August 29th - present
Scott Speizio - *July 13th - July 29th
Scott Speizio - part 2 - August 9th - present
Todd Wellemeyer - July 9th - August 24th
Preston Wilson - May 6th - present

* - approximate start time...not listed as a transaction on stlcardinals.com

Overall, that is:
1 catcher
1 second baseman
1 shortstop
1 third baseman
1 infielder/outfielder
3 outfielders
4 starting pitchers
4 relief pitchers

You could almost field a full team with that.  Play Speizio at first and you could play a game without any fielding/running/pinch hitting substitutions.  That's quite ridiculous.

Has there been any team in history with this expansive an amount of injuries in one season?

stlfan

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