Cardinals' Jack Flaherty Will Start Wednesday vs. Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals will have a key member of their starting rotation back on Wednesday. Jack Flaherty will be on the mound for the Cards series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to St. Louis beat writer for MLB.com John Denton.

Flaherty will skip his final minor league rehab start for Triple-A Memphis as he returns to the big leagues after having shoulder surgery in the offseason. The Card’s hurler will pitch in an MLB game for the first time this season after a rough go since 2020.

Flaherty has been saddled with injuries the past few years that have limited his growth. The 26-year-old pitched just 111 innings in 2020 and 2021 combined. Flaherty went 9-2 last year with a 3.22 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and .199 opponents batting average.

The Cardinals continue their series with the Pirates in a day-night doubleheader today. FanDuel Sportsbook has a live line on Game 1, or you can lock in for Game 2, where St. Louis is -205 on the moneyline.