Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that Michael Wacha is likely to be in the team's rotation "if he's physically able."
Michael Wacha lost his arbitration hearing against the Cardinals.
Michael Wacha requested $3.2 million and was offered $2.775 million by the Cardinals when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the Cardinals have "floated" Michael Wacha's name in trade talks.
Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Wednesday that Michael Wacha will enter 2017 as a starter.
Michael Wacha lasted just one inning in Saturday's start against the Pirates, surrendering three runs on two hits and a walk.
Michael Wacha will start on Saturday against the Pirates.
Michael Wacha gave up three earned runs in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday as the Cardinals were trounced by the visiting Cubs.
Cardinals activated RHP Michael Wacha from the 15-day disabled list.
Michael Wacha (shoulder) threw 26 pitches in a bullpen session Monday.
Michael Wacha (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Monday.
Michael Wacha (shoulder) resumed throwing from a mound Wednesday.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Sunday that Michael Wacha (shoulder) is unlikely to return this season.
Michael Wacha (shoulder) is expected to resume throwing within the next week.