Jordan Walker, a prospect for the St. Louis Cardinals, is back in the lineup following an unfortunate injury sustained last week during spring training.

Jordan Walker’s injury was never intended to keep him out for an extended period of time, but it was understandable why it frightened Cardinals fans.

The top prospect in St. Louis’ system, Walker, will contend for a spot on the MLB roster after spring training. The most likely scenario is that Walker starts the season in Triple-A, where he should quickly go to the major leagues if he performs well.

The 20-year-old has a lot of charm, and it’s rubbed off on teammates and opponents alike. Walker doesn’t mind the competition in spring, and thinks he’ll be better for it despite a brief injury.

“It’s all fun, to be honest,” Walker said. “I feel like competing is having a good time. I’m competing to show what I can do here, and if I look at it as fun, I can stay relaxed. That’s what I’m trying to do.”

Jordan Walker injury: Cardinals prospect is fine now

After suffering a shoulder injury just last week, Jordan Walker is back in the Cards lineup for Tuesday’s spring training game. With some of the regulars playing in the World Baseball Classic, this week is a good time to show St. Louis manager Oli Marmol what he can bring against MLB pitching on a more consistent basis.

In several at-bats against Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, Walker impressed the All-Star hurler.

“I thought he put a good swing on it,” Cole said of a Walker single. “It was a good adjustment from the first at-bat. It was a good pitch, a borderline ball, and one of the better swings of the day, for sure.”