MLB news: St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies

Some of the latest news and notes from around MLB, including a major injury for the defending NL Central champions.

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff / Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

Let's take a look at some of the latest news and notes around Major League Baseball, including tidbits on the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies.

St. Louis Cardinals news: Scary moments in the Dominican Republic

Some of the youngest members of the Cardinals system received a big scare when armed robbers broke into the St. Louis compound in the Dominican Republic. It was yet another in a series of concerning events involving MLB clubs in the country.

Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak issued a statement about the incident, writing, "Our players and staff were shaken up but not harmed. No one was injured and we will reassess our security provisions immediately."

Milwaukee Brewers news: Brandon Woodruff expected to miss most of 2024 after shoulder surgery

The rotation for the defending NL Central champions took a big blow when it was reported on Friday that Woodruff underwent surgery to repair the anterior capsule in his right shoulder. The surgery will cost him most if not all of the 2024 campaign, according to the Brewers.

Woodruff was not available for the Brewers in their Wild Card matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks, a series they dropped in consecutive games to end their campaign.

The 30-year-old right-hander started just 11 games for Milwaukee in 2023. However, when he was on the mound, he was effective, posting an ERA+ of 189 in 67.0 innings of work.

Philadelphia Phillies news: A moment of appreciation for Nick Castellanos

You know, there is more to Castellanos than just poor timing when he hits home runs during somber broadcasting moments. The outfielder has also been a big part of Philadelphia's run to the NLCS, including his home runs against the Atlanta Braves to once again help knock them out of the postseason.

So what did we learn on Thursday after the Phillies eliminated the Braves? If you're going to ask a question of Castellanos, make sure you're actually asking a question, as the awkward moment below showed us.

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