Cardinals Flamethrowing Pitcher Almost Back


Jordan Hicks finally got a spot in the Cardinals' starting rotation this season. After a few starts, the twenty-five year old injured his right forearm in late May. Since then, Hicks has been on the injured list. 
This coming week, however, the starter will begin a rehab assignment. 
Hicks struggled prior to his injury posting a 5.02 ERA, a WHIP of 1.40, and a 1-4 record. 
However, Hicks seems well on his way to return. The pitcher threw a thirty-pitch bullpen session this morning, and is reportedly feeling increasingly better.    
During the starter's absence, Cardinals rookie Andre Pallante has taken a spot in the rotation and excelled, making it more than likely that Hicks will return as a reliever. 
Whatever spot the pitcher fills upon his return, he certainly seems to be making strides in that direction.

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