Advertisement

Cardinals place Dylan Carlson on injured list and will start Victor Scott at center field

St. Louis Cardinals' Dylan Carlson hits an RBI single during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, March 1, 2024, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Dylan Carlson will begin the season on the injured list with a sprained left shoulder, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Tuesday.

Carlson was injured in a collision Monday with right fielder Jordan Walker. Prospect Victor Scott will be the opening-day starter in center field.

Carlson's injury is the latest setback to the Cardinals' outfield. Tommy Edman, who was originally expected to start in center field, is on the IL with a wrist injury. Left fielder Lars Nootbaar received the same designation because of fractured ribs.

Carlson had taken advantage of Edman's absence to lead the Cardinals in spring training with three home runs and 13 RBIs.

___

AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/mlb