St. Louis reliever Luke Gregerson threw his third straight scoreless eighth inning in Springfield Monday night as he works his way back from knee surgery.
The 34-year-old signed with the Cardinals after winning the World Series with Houston last season. However, the right-hander has dealt with minor injuries to his hamstring, oblique, shoulder and knee in 2018. Gregerson said he is ready to rejoin the St. Louis bullpen and help spark a run toward the playoffs, where he hopes to compete for the fourth time in five seasons.
“It doesn’t take more than a week to make up some ground once in a while,” Gregerson said. “One good week by us, another bad week by somebody else and you’re right back in the thick of it.”