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Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 13 - 8:54 PM

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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.
Sep 30 - 9:22 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.
Sep 29 - 4:44 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.
Sep 28 - 4:03 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.
Sep 27 - 1:44 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.
Sep 26 - 5:28 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.
Sep 26 - 3:36 PM

Adam Wainwright (heel) threw 25 pitches to live hitters Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Matt Adams homered off him and Randal Grichuk cranked a hard liner to center field. Wainwright acknowledged after the workout that he still has some things to iron out after missing the last four-plus months with a torn Achilles. He'll throw another simulated game in a couple of days and hope for better results. The veteran right-hander is expected to join the Cardinals' bullpen at some point in the near future.
Sep 23 - 4:39 PM

Adam Wainwright (Achilles) has been cleared for baseball activity and could return to the Cardinals this season as a reliever.

It was thought for a long time that Wainwright would be done for the season after tearing his Achilles back in April, but he's maintained hope all along that he could make it back and it looks like he has a real shot. He obviously doesn't have enough time to be built back up to start, and the Cards don't need help in that area, anyway. Wainwright will throw a simulated game soon and could join St. Louis' bullpen at some point next week.
Sep 21 - 4:50 PM

Adam Wainwright (heel) will find out Monday whether he will be allowed to return this season.

The decision will come after a meeting with the Cardinals' medical staff. Wainwright has been throwing regular bullpen sessions over the last two weeks without experiencing any sort of issues, but he hasn't attempted to field his position and that's obviously a significant step in his recovery from a ruptured Achilles. It's a pretty safe bet that he'll be told to shut it down and aim toward 2016. The typical recovery time for a torn Achilles is 10-12 months. Waino is on month five.
Sep 17 - 10:06 AM

Adam Wainwright (heel) threw off a mound Monday.

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch called it a "light bullpen session," but noted that the workout drew applause from Wainwright's teammates. Waino continues to make steady progress from surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon, though he is highly doubtful to pitch again in 2015. Pencil him in for Opening Day 2016.
Sep 7 - 12:46 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Anthony Garcia
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Jon Jay
4Peter Bourjos
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Charlie Tilson
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Carlos Martinez
3Michael Wacha
4Lance Lynn
5Jaime Garcia
6John Lackey
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Jordan Walden
4Seth Maness
5Steve Cishek
6Sam Tuivailala
7Miguel Socolovich
8Mitch Harris
9Dean Kiekhefer
10Juan Gonzalez