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Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (29) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Adam Wainwright said Thursday that the results of tests on his right elbow have been "really encouraging" so far.
He still needs to undergo further testing, but so far it doesn't look like he's dealing with any structural damage. "That’s really encouraging," Wainwright said. "You go into something like that and you say, ‘What are they going to find?’ They found the ‘best-case scenario’ stuff. It’s just that my joint basically was inflamed." Wainwright isn't eligible to return until mid-July and what role he'll ultimately have by that time is totally up in the air. May 25 - 11:04 AM

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Adam Wainwright underwent a non-intrusive procedure Monday where doctors used a microscopic camera to take pictures of the inside of his right elbow.

It's the latest in a battery of tests the Cardinals are putting Wainwright through in hopes of figuring out the exact cause of his elbow discomfort. The veteran right-hander was moved to the 60-day disabled list last week and thus isn't eligible to return until mid-July.
May 21 - 6:22 PM

Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said Adam Wainwright will go for "additional testing" on his injured elbow on Friday.

This comes just two days after Wainwright was placed on the disabled list with renewed inflammation in his right elbow. Wainwright was transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday, which will keep him out at least through the All-Star break. Obviously fantasy owners can't expect any meaningful contributions from the right-hander this year.
May 17 - 5:07 PM

Cardinals transferred RHP Adam Wainwright (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list.

The Cardinals needed to add room on the 40-man roster to call up Steven Baron from Triple-A Memphis, and they create that room by transferring Wainwright. The right-hander now won't be eligible to return until July 14, which is the Saturday before the the All-Star break.
May 17 - 3:04 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14, with right elbow inflammation.

Wainwright's return from the disabled list lasted just 2 1/3 innings on Sunday, as he allowed two runs on three hits and six walks before leaving with renewed pain in the elbow. He missed three weeks in his previous DL stint and could be facing a lengthier absence this time. It's not impossible that this could have been his final start with the Cardinals.
May 15 - 1:41 PM

Adam Wainwright is likely heading back to the disabled list after leaving Sunday's start in the third inning due to renewed pain in his elbow.

His return from the disabled list on Sunday was disastrous, allowing two runs on three hits while issuing six free passes in just 2 1/3 innings. Wainwright admitted afterwards that he didn't have a good feel for his pitches and his velocity was noticeably down. What little fantasy value that he had remaining is quickly disappearing.
May 13 - 8:20 PM

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

Wainwright will rejoin the rotation Sunday against the Padres after missing more than three weeks of action with inflammation in his pitching elbow. He's a risky fantasy streamer even against San Diego.
May 13 - 1:49 PM

Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny confirmed Friday that Adam Wainwright will return from the disabled list to start on Sunday against the Padres.

Wainwright has been sidelined sincec April 20 due to elbow inflammation. Matheny also announced that Jack Flaherty will return from Triple-A to start on Tuesday against the Twins in Minnesota.
May 11 - 8:58 PM

Adam Wainwright (elbow) is expected to start Sunday against the Padres.

Wainwright was satisfied with how his bullpen session went on Thursday and expects to take the mound for Sunday's series finale. The 36-year-old has lost some juice on his fastball but was pitching well (3.45 ERA) before he went down with elbow inflammation last month.
May 10 - 9:01 PM

Adam Wainwright (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

If that goes well, he could be cleared to return to the Cardinals' rotation this weekend in San Diego, though nothing is official yet. "They’re being real hush-hush about it," Wainwright told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "If you hear anything, let me know." The veteran right-hander worked five scoreless innings in a rehab start Monday at Double-A Springfield. He's been out since April 20 with elbow inflammation.
May 9 - 9:46 AM

Adam Wainwright (elbow) is on track to be activated from the disabled list to start Saturday against the Padres.

The Cardinals have yet to make an official announcement, but it appears to be a foregone conclusion. Wainwright threw five scoreless innings Monday in a rehab start with Double-A Springfield, so he appears good to go. The veteran right-hander went down last month with right elbow inflammation.
May 8 - 1:01 PM

Adam Wainwright (elbow) threw five scoreless innings in a rehab start with Double-A Springfield on Monday.

Wainwright gave up just two hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out two, throwing 68 pitches. The nice showing should cement the veteran right-hander rejoining the Cardinals' rotation this weekend in San Diego, but the team figures to have an official announcement later this week.
May 7 - 4:28 PM

Adam Wainwright (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Monday.

Wainwright got through another bullpen session with no issues Friday and expects to throw 60-70 pitches Monday. If things go well, it's expected to be his lone rehab start before he rejoins the Cardinals' rotation next weekend in San Diego. John Gant is starting in Wainwright's place Monday.
May 6 - 9:23 AM

Adam Wainwright (elbow) will throw another bullpen session Friday.

He got through one Wednesday with no issues. It's unclear whether Wainwright will make a rehab start before rejoining the Cardinals' rotation but he appears to be close to game-ready again. John Gant will start in his place Monday.
May 4 - 5:52 PM

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

Wainwright told reporters that his session "went very well," and that he feels "ready to go." He also said that he didn't know what was next, so we don't know -- and likely won't know until Thursday at the earliest -- when we'll see Wainwright back on the mound. But it certainly sounds like Wednesday was a step in the right direction for the 36-year-old right-hander.
May 2 - 4:50 PM

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C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Francisco Pena
4Steven Baron
1B1Jose Martinez
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
2Yairo Munoz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Marcell Ozuna
2Tyler O'Neill
CF1Tommy Pham
2Harrison Bader
RF1Dexter Fowler
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Michael Wacha
4Miles Mikolas
5Luke Weaver
6Jack Flaherty
7John Gant
8Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
R1Bud Norris
2Greg Holland
3Luke Gregerson
4Tyler Lyons
5Dominic Leone
6Matt Bowman
7Jordan Hicks
8Brett Cecil
9Sam Tuivailala
10Mike Mayers
11John Brebbia