Despite velocity that continued to decline, Adam Wainwright got off to a good start in 2015, but he was shut down after four starts due to an Achilles tendon injury. Wainwright was shelved until late September and came back to make a handful of relief appearances. The 34-year-old will return to his starting role this spring, though only time will tell if he reverses his trend of declining strikeout rates. No longer a Fantasy ace, Wainwright is still among the top 25 starting pitchers.
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (Achilles) will be available out of the Cardinals' bullpen starting Wednesday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports. Assuming Wainwright feels good after throwing his third simulated inning in a week Monday afternoon, he could get an inning or two of regular-season action in before the Cardinals embark on their playoff run. It seems hard to believe that Wainwright will have time to get stretched out as a starter for the postseason, but he's played the role of an elite reliever in the playoffs before.
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (Achilles) threw another simulated game Monday, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports. Wainwright continues to progress in his recovery from an Achilles issue, and it's expected that he will pitch in relief at some point this week. With Carlos Martinez (shoulder) out for the season, it would be beneficial if Wainwright could start in the postseason, but it seems more likely he will be limited to relief.
Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright (Achilles) will throw another simulated game this weekend after completing a 25-pitch session on Wednesday. If all goes well he could be used in relief some time next week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. It's possible Wainwright, who has been out since making four starts in April, could get one in the postseason, but at this point it seems highly unlikely. Considering the Cardinals pitching depth it would be somewhat surprising to even see him on the postseason roster, at least in the divisional series.
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (Achilles) has been cleared for baseball activity, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Wainwright made just four starts with the Cardinals this season before the Achilles issue sent him to the disabled list. It appears he's on track to rejoin the team at some point, but he will attempt to pitch as a reliever when or if he returns down the playoff stretch.
Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright threw a light bullpen session on Monday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wainwright is on the 60-day disabled list with an Achilles and ankle injury.