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Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (29) / ATL
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Adam Wainwright received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow and will be shut down for the next 10-14 days.
The Cardinals are still hopeful that he'll be able to return this season, but from a fantasy perspective it's time to cut bait in redraft leagues. Luke Weaver will occupy his rotation spot while he's out. Aug 19 - 2:50 PM

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Cardinals placed RHP Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow impingement.

Wainwright's velocity was down significantly in his last two starts, so he'll take a break for a while. Luke Weaver will assume his spot in the rotation and is worth picking up in fantasy leagues.
Aug 18 - 4:15 PM

Adam Wainwright is heading back to St. Louis to have his ailing right arm examined.

Wainwright's velocity has hovered in the 82-85 mph range in his last two starts and after the first outing he admitted that he's dealing with some pain on the outside of his elbow/triceps area. For what it's worth, he said at the time that it's something that pops up on him now and then and eventually goes away. With Wainwright struggling and Luke Weaver available to step in (he threw two scoreless relief innings Thursday after Wainwright exited), the Cardinals could make a move here.
Aug 18 - 8:12 AM

Adam Wainwright allowed five runs on seven hits over three innings Thursday against the Pirates.

Wainwright just had nothing, struggling to touch high-80s with his fastball, and the Bucs teed off accordingly. He's now recorded just one strikeout in his last three starts combined, and he hasn't fanned more than three in a single start since July 8. The warning signs are everywhere. In 23 starts overall, the 35-year-old is 12-5 with a 5.12 ERA and 1.49 WHIP. He'll look for some more encouraging signs Wednesday against the Padres.
Aug 18 - 1:19 AM

Adam Wainwright allowed one run on four hits over five innings in Friday's win over the Braves.

Wainwright was not exactly sharp in this one -- he walked three without striking out a batter -- but he did well enough to prevent any significant run-scoring damage. The only run to score on his watch came when Freddie Freeman grounded into an RBI double play in the third inning. Up next on the docket, a road start against the Pirates. Wainwright will carry a 4.87 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into that contest.
Aug 11 - 11:26 PM

Adam Wainwright dealt with a cut on his right middle finger during Sunday's start in Cincinnati.

It helps explain why he walked a season-high five while allowing three runs over just three innings. "I thought I did a good job of keeping my calluses going and my fingernails in the right spot, but apparently, I failed miserably," Wainwright said. Wainwright has super glue on the cut now and also received laser treatment in addition to soaking his finger in a solution designed to toughen the skin. As of now, it sounds like he'll be fine to make his next scheduled start Friday versus the Braves.
Aug 8 - 9:01 AM

Adam Wainwright allowed three earned runs over three innings in his return from the disabled list Sunday against the Reds.

All three of those runs crossed the plate before Wainwright registered an out in the bottom of the first inning. He mostly settled in from there, however, and the Cardinals' offense backed him with a whopping 13 runs on 16 hits. Wainwright will bring a 5.00 ERA into his next start at home versus the Braves.
Aug 6 - 4:33 PM

Cardinals activated RHP Adam Wainwright from the 10-day disabled list.

Wainwright will return to the Cards' rotation Sunday in Cincinnati after missing the last two weeks with a back injury. He posted a 2.25 ERA over his last three starts before going on the DL.
Aug 6 - 11:35 AM

Adam Wainwright (back) will return Sunday against the Reds.

Wainwright got the green light after completing a successful bullpen session on Wednesday. No rehab stint will be required. Despite an uncharacteristically lousy 4.89 ERA, Wainwright leads the Cardinals with 11 victories this year. Back stiffness has sidelined him for the last week and a half.
Aug 3 - 7:42 PM

Adam Wainwright (back) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Wainwright says that he is good to go, now, but it is not yet known when he will make his next start (he had initially been scheduled to toe the mound on Wednesday before he was pushed back). He figures to return to the fray this weekend against the Reds assuming he experiences no setbacks or discomfort over the next few days. He has been out since July 23 with a stiff back.
Aug 2 - 6:56 PM

Adam Wainwright (back) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Wainwright had originally hoped to start Wednesday against Milwaukee, but instead Luke Weaver will toe the rubber. If Wednesday's pen session goes off without a hitch, Wainwright would likely return for the Cards' weekend series against Cincinnati. He's been on the shelf with a stiff back.
Aug 1 - 8:29 PM

Adam Wainwright (back) played catch on Saturday.

Wainwright is planning to throw a bullpen session on Monday and if all goes well, he should be able to make his scheduled start Wednesday against Milwaukee. The right-hander was placed on the disabled list due to back stiffness earlier in the week, but it looks like he'll only miss one start. Wainwright has pitched to a 3.29 ERA during his six-start unbeaten streak.
Jul 29 - 5:59 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 23, with a stiff back.

This comes out of nowhere for Wainwright, who had looked strong in his last several outings. It should be a short absence. St. Louis will announce a corresponding roster move on Wednesday. Luke Weaver may be on the way up.
Jul 25 - 7:29 PM

Adam Wainwright scattered four hits and two runs over 7 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Cubs.

Wainwright struck out three and didn’t walk anyone. He also had a productive day offensively, driving a single to left field to break up Jon Lester’s perfect game in the sixth inning. Wainwright was brilliant for much of the afternoon but ran out of gas in the eighth, allowing a single to Jon Jay and an RBI double to Ben Zobrist before turning it over to the bullpen. Matt Bowman and Brett Cecil predictably blew the lead as the Cubs stormed back for a 3-2 victory. Wainwright has found his groove lately, delivering a solid 3.29 ERA during his six-start unbeaten streak. He’ll look to extend that streak Thursday against Arizona.
Jul 22 - 7:56 PM

Adam Wainwright held the Mets to three runs -- two earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Monday for his 11th victory.

Wainwright gave up a go-ahead homer to Michael Conforto in the bottom of the fifth, but the Cardinals rallied for six runs in the top of the sixth and went on to win the game 6-3. Wainwright struck out three and walked two while also yielding six hits. He is 11-5 on the season with a lopsided 5.08 ERA and 1.49 WHIP.
Jul 17 - 10:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Stephen Piscotty
3Jose Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Luke Weaver
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Zach Duke
9Sam Tuivailala
10Joshua Lucas