Cardinals Off-Season Signing to Have Season Ending Surgery


St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Drew VerHagen is headed for season-ending right-hip surgery. 

It's a tough blow for VerHagen, who signed a two-year, $5.5 million free agent contract with St. Louis this past March. He injured his hip soon after and never quite seemed to make a full recovery. 

The thirty-one-year-old last pitched on July 13, and finishes his season with an ugly ERA of 6.65, 1.89 WHIP and 18 strikeouts in 21 innings. He held a 3-1 record on the season. 

The Cardinals still believe in him as a pitcher and they hope that they can put his career 5.26 ERA behind him, and work on making him an effective pitcher, once healthy, next year. 

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