Lars Nootbaar

Lars Nootbaar

Height/Weight: 6' 3"/205 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: R
Born: El Segundo, California
College: USC
Draft: 2018 8th round by the

    Who's left? Lars Nootbaar's injury, absence restarts outfield carousel: Cardinals Extra

    A wince that barely interrupted an at-bat Wednesday in Cincinnati could prove to be far more disruptive for the Cardinals' lineup. Lars Nootbaar, an agent of change during the Cardinals' recent rise in the standings and surge of production, strained an oblique muscle along his left side during a swing in the seventh inning against the Reds. The damage was diagnosed Thursday during a scan taken in St. Louis, and the left-handed hitter, who slugged .520 over the past 14 games, went on the 10-day injured list.


    Lars Nootbaar a precautionary scratch with hamstring tightness in finale vs. Cubs: First Pitch

    UPDATE: First pitch for Cardinals-Cubs is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. St. Louis time after heavy rain, hail, and a tornado warning caused a 2 1/2-hour delay in downtown St. Louis. After a rainout on Friday postponed the first game against their longtime rivals, the Cardinals came through last night and beat the Cubs 7-6. Right-hander Sonny Gray (6-2, 2.87 ERA) will take the mound for the Cardinals.


    Lars Nootbaar must wait for his showdown with Cubs pitcher Shota Imanaga: Cardinals Extra

    Cardinals outfielder Lars Nootbaar delayed the customary greeting of Chicago Cubs pitcher Shota Imanaga one day, but their batter-pitcher matchup will be delayed at least several weeks. Nootbaar and Imanaga were teammates for the gold medal-winning Samurai Japan, Japan's National Team, in the World Baseball Classic last year. The two were set to face-off for the first time in a major-league game in Friday night's series opener at Busch Stadium. The Cubs subsequently skipped Imanaga's turn in the rotation instead of pushing his start back one day.