Wainwright underwent the ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery this morning in St. Louis.
Of course, it went well, the Cardinals told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. When was the last time you heard a doctor come out and say he totally ruined a $10-million arm? It's like draft day, everyone says they liked their draft and got their man. The real results will be seen much further down the line.
As for the search for Wainwright's rotation replacement, well, that didn't go well for 33-year old Raul Valdes. A long-shot to fill that spot in the first place, Valdes gave up five hits and four runs (all earned) in two innings in the Cardianls' Cactus League opener on Monday.