Tack another week on to his shutdown period.
That's all we know for sure, right now.
Shifting into speculation mode, I think this makes it more likely that he winds up coming out of the bullpen, and I think that was a higher-percentage chance than most realized from the jump.
There were influential people -- Maddux -- who liked what they saw from Carlos as closer late last season, and the search for proof that Martinez can be a reliable starter in 2019 is getting harder and harder to find.
Big picture? Maybe they trade him? That's been an increasingly realistic scenario, but his value is as low now as it has been in some time. A fresh start might do Martinez well, but the Cardinals are not going to take a loss to provide it.