Ryan Ludwick was held out of the Cardinals Saturday game against the Astros with an oblique
strain, according to the team.
The Cardinals claim it isn't serious. And let's hope not. The team can't afford to be without it's
"Lud came in and he got a little tweak in his oblique," manager Tony La Russa told mlb.com.
"He wants to play with it, but Barry [Weinberg, head athletic trainer] said, 'Why push it?
' And I totally agree. He took 1,000 swings yesterday after the game was over.
He stayed back, and I don't think I'll play him tomorrow either."
Also held out of the Saturday game were outfielder/third baseman Joe Mather and pitcher
Sean Garceau who were suffering flu-like symptoms.