Cardinals' Jordan Hicks (Tommy John) ruled out for Opening Day

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks (Tommy John surgery) will start the season on the injured list, per manager Mike Shildt.

What It Means:

Hicks has been throwing bullpen sessions since April but he still hasn't fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. The Cardinals did say they expect Hicks to contribute sooner rather than later in MLB's planned 60-game season. The 23-year-old right-hander saved 14 games last year with a 3.14 ERA before getting hurt. Giovanny Gallegos is the favorite for saves in St. Louis to start the year.

Per FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cardinals are tied for having the 10th-best odds (+400) to win the 2020 World Series.