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Joe Mather has 3rd wrist surgery

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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed today that Joe Mather had wrist surgery Monday, though the Cardinals do not yet know if it will end Mather’s season. It is the third surgery Mather has had on his left wrist in the past 12 months. Mather has spent all season with Class AAA Memphis, and he’s twice gone on the disabled list because of an inability to generate enough pop with his bat because of the limitations of his wrist. Mather was most recently put on the disabled list about 10 days ago. The second surgery he had — a cleanup procedure down earlier this season — was a limited procedure designed to get him back on the field as early as possible. At the time Mather and the team knew that if it didn’t allow him to swing the bat painfree, then a third surgery would be inevitable.