Player Page

Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Adam Wainwright (Achilles) has been cleared to run.
To this point, Wainwright's cardio has been done in a pool and on a treadmill. He could begin throwing off a mound soon and hasn't given up hope at a return late in the season, but it remains a big long shot. Aug 31 - 7:50 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


According to Jim Hayes of CBS Sports 920 in St. Louis, general manager John Mozeliak told Adam Wainwright (heel) to "pump the brakes" on his public predictions that he will be able to return this year.

Wainwright has maintained the entire summer that he is working to rejoin the Cardinals before the end of the season, but the rehab for a ruptured Achilles tendon -- which Waino suffered in late April -- typically takes 10-12 months. It's a nice carrot for Wainwright to dangle in front of himself through a tedious recovery process, but the 33-year-old right-hander can be safely ruled out until 2016. St. Louis pitchers boast an MLB-best 2.65 combined ERA so far in 2015.
Aug 27 - 12:38 PM

Adam Wainwright (Achilles) is on track to resume throwing off a mound in early September.

Wainwright had his final day of playing catch at 90 feet on Saturday and will expand it out to 120 feet this week. The pitcher said he's been running on a treadmill at 80 percent effort. "I’m getting better every week," Wainwright said. "I’ll continue to show up here to the field every day and expect to get better. There will be certain tests I have to pass in September." Wainwright has said all along that he'd try to make it back this season from Achilles surgery and perhaps now it's time to start taking the possibility seriously. It seems more likely that he'd be relegated to relief work rather than starting if he does make it back, but the Cardinals would surely welcome him back in any form.
Aug 16 - 10:51 AM

Adam Wainwright (Achilles) is no longer wearing a walking boot on his left foot.

It's not clear what the next step is for the right-hander. Wainwright is holding out hope that he could be available late this season after having Achilles surgery in April, but the Cardinals will almost surely hold him out until spring training.
Jul 5 - 1:33 PM

While attending Albert Pujols' charity golf tournament on Monday, Adam Wainwright (Achilles) said "I'll do whatever it takes to pitch in October."

Wainwright was placed on the 60-day disabled list after tearing his Achilles in April. This is at least the second time the 33-year-old has hinted at a comeback this year. The Cardinals have gone 39-20 in Wainwright's absence and don't need to rush him back. We're guessing the right-hander won't be on the mound again until next year's spring training.
Jun 29 - 12:52 PM

Adam Wainwright (Achilles) has ditched his crutches and began upper-body workouts.

Wainwright is nearly two months removed from surgery to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon. The righty said that he's "progressing nicely" and he's even holding out hope of a return in September or October. That's him being overly optimistic, of course, as the Cardinals will undoubtedly hold him back until spring training next year.
Jun 17 - 9:44 AM

Adam Wainwright underwent season-ending surgery Thursday to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that the surgery was a success and gave Wainwright a 10-12 month recovery timetable. The injury was to Wainwright's landing foot, so the hope is that he will be ready for the beginning of the 2016 season. Tim Cooney is taking over the vacant rotation spot for now, but Marco Gonzales (shoulder) looks like the best long-term bet.
Apr 30 - 12:13 PM

Cardinals transferred RHP Adam Wainwright from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Wainwright is set to undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn left Achilles tendon -- a procedure that comes with a recovery timetable of 9-12 months. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said earlier this week that he's confident the veteran right-hander will be ready for the beginning of the 2016 season. Tim Cooney is getting the first shot at the team's rotation vacancy.
Apr 30 - 8:43 AM

Adam Wainwright will undergo season-ending surgery on Thursday after an MRI confirmed that he suffered a torn left Achilles tendon on Saturday.

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.
Apr 27 - 5:39 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed in an interview on KMOX 1120 AM on Sunday that Adam Wainwright (Achilles) is likely done for the season.

"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.
Apr 26 - 12:46 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Adam Wainwright on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle and Achilles injury.

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.
Apr 26 - 10:51 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the "expectation" is that Adam Wainwright will miss the rest of the season with a left Achilles injury.

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.
Apr 26 - 9:14 AM

Adam Wainwright acknowledged after Saturday's game that the injury is to the back of his left ankle.

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 catcher’s mask must have hit me or the bat must have hit me, something must have hit me."
Apr 25 - 11:08 PM

Adam Wainwright was lifted from Saturday's game against the Brewers with an apparent left foot injury.

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.
Apr 25 - 8:19 PM

Adam Wainwright was outstanding in Sunday's victory over the Reds, allowing just one run on seven hits over eight strong frames.

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.
Apr 19 - 10:13 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
4Tommy Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva
10Mitch Harris
11Tyler Lyons
12Miguel Socolovich
13Nick Greenwood