Wong still bothered by shoulder

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Kolten Wong is still bothered by a right shoulder injury from a tumble he took while playing left field last September at Wrigley Field.

The St. Louis Cardinals second baseman said Saturday he’s been dealing with “tenderness” in the shoulder. He received a cortisone shot at the end of the season, and the right-handed thrower didn’t toss a baseball until January.

“As soon as I started throwing, I could feel the pain right away,” Wong said.

The shoulder still hurts when he throws. The former University of Hawaii standout from Hilo has had an MRI but said he does “not yet” need surgery.

Manager Mike Matheny expects Wong could play as soon as Sunday.

Wong experimented with playing the outfield to get playing time, which led to his slip and face plant during a game against the Cubs on Sept. 23. He is not expected to play any outfield this season.



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Saturday’s Results

Grapefruit League

Pittsburgh (ss) 6, Baltimore 2

Detroit 11, Houston 4

Boston 8, Minnesota 7

Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Yankees 5

Pittsburgh (ss) 7, Tampa Bay 2

Miami 8, St. Louis 7

Atlanta 7, Toronto 4

Washington 8, N.Y. Mets 6

Cactus League

San Francisco 8, Chicago Cubs (ss) 6

L.A. Dodgers 5, Chicago White Sox 3

Cleveland 8, Cincinnati 2

Kansas City 7, Texas 5

Chicago Cubs (ss) 4, Oakland 3

Colorado 8, Arizona 4

L.A. Angels 2, Milwaukee 0

Seattle 13, San Diego 3

Today’s Games

Grapefruit League

Boston vs. Tampa Bay, 8:05 a.m.

Houston vs. Atlanta, 8:05 a.m.

Miami vs. St. Louis, 8:05 a.m.

Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore, 8:05 a.m.

Toronto (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees, 8:05 a.m.

Washington vs. Minnesota, 8:05 a.m.

Philadelphia vs. Toronto (ss), 8:07 a.m.

Detroit vs. N.Y. Mets, 8:10 a.m.

Cactus League

Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs, 10:05 a.m.

Colorado (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox, 10:05 a.m.

L.A. Angels vs. Oakland, 10:05 a.m.

L.A. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee, 10:05 a.m.

San Francisco vs. Cincinnati, 10:05 a.m.

Texas vs. Kansas City, 10:05 a.m.

Arizona vs. Colorado (ss), 10:10 a.m.

San Diego vs. Seattle, 10:10 a.m.