Adam Wainwright#50, SP, St. Louis
- August 30, 1981
- Birth Place:
- Brunswick, Georgia
- 2000 1ˢᵗ round (29ᵗʰ pick) by the Atlanta Braves
— Player Notes
Advice: The operation carries a 9-12 month rehab schedule, although Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that he was optimistic the right would be ready for spring training. Wainwright, who will turn 34 in August, has three years remaining on his contract after 2015. The Cards will go with either Tyler Lyons or Tim Cooney as his replacement in the rotation for now, but Marco Gonzales (shoulder/pectoral) is expected back soon.
More: Derrick Goold on Twitter7 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: "I would imagine that with this injury he will not pitch again this season, but we want to wait for the reports Monday," the GM said. It's confirmation of an earlier report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal as well as what others had speculated. Losing Wainwright is obviously a major hit to the Cards as they seek their third straight division title and fifth straight playoff appearance.
More: KMOX Sports on Twitter11 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: Wainwright will undergo an MRI on Monday, but the feeling is that he blew out his Achilles on Saturday and will need season-ending surgery. Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney are the most likely options to take his spot in the rotation later this week.Sun, Apr 26 Rotoworld
Advice: He's yet to undergo an MRI (that comes Monday), but the Cardinals don't appear to be optimistic about a diagnosis. It's obviously a massive blow for St. Louis, as Wainwright had allayed some concerns about his elbow with a strong start (1.44 ERA) to the season. The club does at least have some depth to fall back on with Marco Gonzales at Triple-A, although he's currently out with a shoulder/pectoral issue. Gonzales and Jaime Garcia (shoulder) are the likely long-term options to replace Waino in the rotation, but for now the club is likely to go with Tyler Lyons or Tim Cooney. They could also consider moving Carlos Villanueva from the bullpen to the rotation.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterSun, Apr 26 Rotoworld
Advice: In other words, it's his Achilles tendon. And if he ruptured it, the ace right-hander could be done for the rest of the 2015 season. "I thought I got hit by something," said Wainwright, who pulled up lame after a fifth-inning pop-out on Saturday night in Milwaukee. "If you look at the replay, I get out of the box and I looked back to think the catchers mask must have hit me or the bat must have hit me, something must have hit me."
More: STL Baseball WeeklySun, Apr 26 Rotoworld
Advice: Wainwright pulled up lame on his first step out of the batter's box following a fifth-inning pop-out and could barely make his way off the field. It looked like an Achilles injury, though the Cardinals are calling it a "left ankle injury" for now. Wainwright had tossed four scoreless innings against Milwaukee, lowering his season ERA to 1.44. He'll be reevaluated back in St. Louis.Sat, Apr 25 Rotoworld
Advice: Wainwright punched out four on the evening while walking two. The only damage against him came on a two-out bloop RBI single off the bat of Brandon Phillips in the third inning. He went toe-to-toe with Mike Leake who was terrific on the other side as well and was eventually able to scratch out the win. He'll carry an impressive 1.71 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 14/3 K/BB ratio into Saturday's matchup against the Brewers in Milwaukee.Sat, Apr 25 Rotoworld
Tuesday, April 28
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Head-to-head vs. Philadelphia
|Career vs. Phi||12||10||5||2||0||0||0||0||0||70.0||66||21||20||2||16||48||2.57||1.17||.256|
|Home (this year)||2||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||15.0||15||6||4||0||3||8||2.40||1.20||.259|
|Night (this year)||3||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||18.0||15||1||1||0||2||14||0.50||0.94||.227|
|Last game vs. Phi||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||6.0||6||5||4||0||3||2|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Apr 25||@Mil||W 5-3||-||4.0||3||0||0||0||0||4||2||1||0||0||0||25.0||1.44|
|Apr 19||Cin||W 2-1||W||8.0||7||1||1||0||2||4||2||1||0||0||0||21.0||1.71|
|Apr 13||Mil||L 4-5||L||7.0||8||5||3||0||1||4||1||1||0||0||0||13.0||2.08|
|Apr 5||@ChC||W 3-0||W||6.0||5||0||0||0||0||6||1||0||0||0||0||6.0||0.00|