JUPITER, FL (KTVI)- St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is returning to St. Louis for surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his lower back. The procedure will be Monday. Matheny expects to be back at spring training Thursday.
Surgeons are confident the surgery will correct the nagging problem. The ruptured disk sends pain into Matheny’s right leg. The pain was the worst after the manager sits for a long time. He decided to have the surgery before plane trips during the regular season.
Bench coach Mike Aldrete will manage the team in Matheny is gone.