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Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (29) / ATL
Contract: view contract details
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Adam Wainwright notched his first win of the season on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks.
Wainwright finally seemed to have better feel for his off-speed stuff, though Brandon Drury smacked a hanging curve for a two-run shot in the bottom of the second and Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo bomb to deep center in the bottom of the fourth. Waino issued only one walk and struck out five, moving to 1-3 on the year as the Cardinals backed him with 11 runs on 14 hits. He'll try to stay in the groove he found Wednesday in his next start at home against the punchless Phillies. Apr 28 - 1:19 AM

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Adam Wainwright gave up three runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Padres.

Well, it's a little better, though maybe not so much after considering the opponent. Wainwright did lower his ERA from 8.27 to 7.25, though. He's going to keep improving, so don't sell low.
Apr 23 - 1:23 AM

Adam Wainwright was knocked around by the Reds on Saturday, allowing 10 hits and seven runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss.

Wainwright actually navigated the first three innings unscathed before the Reds put up crooked numbers in each of the next three innings. The big right-hander has yet to look like himself this season, owning an 8.27 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 7/9 K/BB ratio through three starts. A date with the light-hitting Padres on Friday could cure what ails, but the situation isn't pretty right now.
Apr 16 - 6:25 PM

Adam Wainwright yielded five earned runs over five innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Braves.

Wainwright couldn't seem to spot his breaking pitches in his debut last week in Pittsburgh, and he had that same issue on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta. The result Sunday was five walks issued and six hits allowed, including a game-tying three-run homer to Drew Stubbs in the bottom of the fourth inning. St. Louis did wind up winning 12-7 with a late rally against the Braves bullpen. Wainwright will hope to get on the right track next time out versus the Reds. It will be his first home start of the season.
Apr 10 - 5:33 PM

Adam Wainwright surrendered three earned runs over six innings as the Cardinals dropped their regular-season opener Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

Wainwright had trouble spotting his stuff on a cold day at PNC Park, and the Bucs took advantage for two runs in the second and one more in the sixth. The veteran right-hander was thoroughly out-dueled by Pirates starter Francisco Liriano, who generated 10 strikeouts over six shutout frames. Waino struck out only three. He'll hope for warmer weather and better results next time out in Atlanta.
Apr 3 - 4:18 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Nationals.

Wainwright is usually an excellent spring training pitcher, but he's scuffling just a bit this March, with a 4.80 ERA and an 11/6 K/BB ratio in 15 innings. Since his price tag isn't what it was in the past, he still looks like a pretty good investment to us.
Mar 24 - 5:08 PM

Adam Wainwright worked around three walks while throwing two scoreless innings versus the Mets on Monday.

It helped that Wainwright was facing a split-squad lineup that included just one regular (Michael Conforto). Wainwright is working without any restrictions this spring after missing most of last year with a ruptured Achilles' tendon.
Mar 7 - 4:51 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on Sunday named Adam Wainwright the club's Opening Day starter.

"I mean, he's our guy," Matheny said. Wainwright was limited to just 28 innings last season after blowing out his Achilles, but he's the obvious choice to start on Opening Day for the Cards. The 34-year-old won 20 games while posting a 2.38 ERA across 32 starts in 2014.
Feb 21 - 11:06 AM

Adam Wainwright allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings of relief in the postseason.

The one run he gave up was on a Jorge Soler homer in NLDS Game 3. Wainwright looked pretty sharp otherwise, and he pitched well over the final week of the regular season too. The veteran right-hander should be 100 percent heading into the start of spring training in 2016. He missed most of 2015 with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 08:54:00 PM

Cardinals activated RHP Adam Wainwright from the 60-day disabled list.

Wainwright has completed a stunning comeback from a ruptured Achilles tendon, as he missed "only" five months of action when the rehab usually takes much longer. Rust could certainly be a factor, but he could be a nice bullpen piece for the Cards down the stretch. At least initially, Wainwright will not be used for multiple innings or on back-to-back days.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 09:22:00 AM

Adam Wainwright (heel) will be activated from the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday.

And the veteran right-hander will be available out of the Cardinals' bullpen immediately. Wainwright has been on the shelf since tearing his left Achilles in his fourth start of the season. He can be a "secret" weapon for St. Louis in the playoffs.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 04:44:00 PM

Adam Wainwright (heel) made it through another simulated game Monday without issue.

Wainwright also performed fielding drills during the workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. As long as he doesn't report any setbacks when he arrives to the park Tuesday, Waino could be cleared to pitch as soon as Wednesday. The veteran right-hander will be a nice weapon for the St. Louis bullpen during the playoffs.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Adam Wainwright (Achilles) will throw another simulated game on Monday.

It will be his third simulated game in the last week and represent the final hurdle he has to clear before being activated from the disabled list. Wainwright has missed almost all of the season with a ruptured Achilles but is in line to help in relief during the final week of the regular season and in the playoffs.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 01:44:00 PM

Adam Wainwright (Achilles) is hoping to pitch out of the bullpen next week.

Wainwright started throwing to live hitters earlier this week in hopes of pitching in the postseason. Now it looks like he'll get some regular season reps. The Cards could use a lift after losing Carlos Martinez to a strained shoulder.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Adam Wainwright (heel) threw around 27 pitches in a successful simulated game on Saturday.

Wainwright looked sharp this time around, striking out both Matt Adams and Randal Grichuk during the session. Adams homered off him earlier this week in a similar workout. Waino is expected to be an option to join the Cardinals bullpen for the postseason.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 03:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Ruben Tejada
3Aledmys Diaz
4Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Matt Bowman
9Mitch Harris