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Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Adam Wainwright gave up four runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings Thursday against the Marlins.
Wainwright wasn't sharp today, but the stuff looked fine, and it didn't appear that his abdominal strain was any sort of factor while he was taking a couple of big cuts at the plate. He's still expected to be the Cardinals' Opening Night starter. Mar 26 - 5:43 PM

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Making his spring debut, Adam Wainwright (abdomen) pitched four scoreless innings against a Braves split-squad in the Cardinals' 1-0 win Saturday.

We might be more impressed by four scoreless innings in a minor league game. Wainwright passed the big test, though, and by throwing four innings and 64 pitches (41 strikes) his first time out, he made it clear that, barring a setback, he'll be ready for Opening Night.
Mar 21 - 4:01 PM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) will make his Grapefruit League debut Saturday against the Braves.

The Cardinals have taken things slow with Wainwright this spring after he suffered an abdominal strain in late-February, but he was cleared for game action after making it through a 50-pitch simulated game on Monday. He should have enough time to make three starts before Opening Night against the Cubs.
Mar 17 - 10:26 AM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) made a 50-pitch simulated start Monday in Cardinals camp.

Wainwright has not yet appeared in a Grapefruit League game due to a late-February abdominal strain, but he told reporters after Monday's simulated workout that he thinks that will be the next step. The veteran right-hander is still penciled in as the Cardinals' Opening Night starter. He posted an outstanding 2.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 179/50 K/BB ratio in 227 innings last season.
Mar 16 - 2:45 PM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) will throw a simulated game Monday.

Wainwright made it through fielding drills without incident Saturday morning, clearing him for simulated game action. Assuming that goes well, the big righty could be back on the mound in a real game sometime toward the end of next week. Waino is a bulldog and will likely be on the mound on Opening Day if he has anything to say about it.
Mar 14 - 4:38 PM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) made it through fielding drills without any issues on Saturday and could make his Grapefruit League debut next week.

Wainwright has been slowed his spring by an abdominal strain, but he's expected to be ready in time to take the ball on Opening Day. The 33-year-old hurled 227 innings in 2014, compiling a 2.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 179/50 K/BB ratio. He remains one of the elite starting pitchers in the league.
Mar 14 - 10:53 AM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) threw 40 pitches over two simulated innings Thursday in Cardinals camp.

"It's a good test," Wainwright said after the workout. "I love seeing hitters. They tell you what your stuff needs to do. ... Today, the goal was to try and start honing in some of those pitches. I did on about 80 percent of them." The veteran right-hander has been slowed this spring by an abdominal strain, but he should make his Grapefruit League debut next week and he's penciled in as the Cardinals' Opening Night starter.
Mar 12 - 3:37 PM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) is scheduled to throw another round of live batting practice on Thursday.

If the workout goes well, the veteran right-hander could be cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut early next week. Wainwright suffered a strained abdominal muscle in late February while lifting weights at the Cardinals' spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida. He's still aiming to start on Opening Night at Wrigley Field and seemingly has just enough time to pull that off.
Mar 12 - 8:30 AM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) threw a round of live batting practice Sunday in Cardinals camp.

It was his first time throwing live BP this spring. Wainwright fell a bit behind the other St. Louis starters when he strained an abdominal muscle while putting a 45 lb. weight back on a rack in late February, but he should only need three Grapefruit League appearances to get properly tuned up for the regular season. The veteran right-hander is penciled in as the Cardinals' Opening Night starter against the Cubs.
Mar 9 - 8:56 AM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) expects to throw live batting practice Sunday in Cardinals camp.

Wainwright made it through a high-intensity bullpen session on Thursday with no issues at all. He suffered an abdominal strain at the end of February while placing a 45 lb. weight back on a rack at the Cardinals' spring training complex, but the veteran right-hander has plenty of time to catch back up with the other St. Louis starters. Waino figures to get the nod on Opening Night at Wrigley Field.
Mar 5 - 12:53 PM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) threw over 30 pitches in a bullpen session Monday in Cardinals camp.

Wainwright mixed in a variety of pitches and drew positive reviews from onlookers. It was his first time on a mound since being diagnosed last week with an abdominal strain. "His arm feels good," manager Mike Matheny told reporters after the workout. "It’s in a great slot. Everything’s coming out nice, he’s just got to stay on top of it." The veteran right-hander is on track to start for the Cardinals on Opening Night against the Cubs.
Mar 2 - 10:53 AM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday in Cardinals camp.

Wainwright suffered an abdominal strain last week while placing a 45 lb. weight back on a rack at the Cardinals' spring training complex. He expects to make his Grapefruit League debut by mid-March and is still a possibility for the club's Opening Night start at Wrigley Field. The abdominal discomfort doesn't really affect his throwing motion.
Mar 2 - 9:15 AM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) expects to make his Grapefruit League debut within the next 2-3 weeks.

Wainwright has been diagnosed with a minor abdominal strain and has been shut down for a few days. It was the best-case scenario, though, and he should be fine for Opening Day as long as he doesn't have a setback. "The good thing is it doesn’t hurt so I can continue to throw off the mound and face hitters," Wainwright said. "I can throw live BP and just won’t field my position."
Feb 27 - 11:09 AM

Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain and will rest for the next 4-5 days.

Wainwright felt some discomfort in his abdomen earlier this week while placing a 45 lb. weight back on a rack at the Cardinals' spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida and flew back to St. Louis on Thursday to meet with a specialist. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said the diagnosis of a strain is the "best news we could have gotten." Wainwright's elbow is the bigger concern heading into the 2015 regular season, but he can still be penciled in as the team's Opening Day starter.
Feb 26 - 1:04 PM

Adam Wainwright said Wednesday that he's optimistic about the prognosis of his abdominal injury.

"Anything I say about it would just be speculation, I don’t think it’s very serious at all," Wainwright said. "I think we’re probably going up there and probably not going to see much of anything at all, but I don’t know that." Wainwright injured himself placing a weight back on a rack while working out. He's certainly saying the right things, but we'll know something closer to the truth Thursday after the right-hander visits a specialist in St. Louis.
Feb 25 - 11:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
5Michael Ohlman
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
4Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
7Marco Gonzales
8Tyler Lyons
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Nick Greenwood
9Carlos Villanueva
10Samuel Tuivailala
11Miguel Socolovich
12Marcus Hatley