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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||225.00||18.00||9.00||0.00||2.84||1.13||192.00||52.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Achilles, ankle - 60-day DL. Out for season|
|vs LHB|| 10.1||0||0|| 0.87||0||1||7|
|vs RHB|| 14.2||0||0|| 1.84||0||2||11|
|12/26/2014||Adam Wainwright, SP STL|
Stephen Vogt, C OAK
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET|
Brandon Nimmo, CF NYM
|12/26/2014||Starling Marte, LF PIT|
Scooter Gennett, 2B MIL
|Adam Wainwright, SP STL|
Marco Gonzales, SP STL
Ryan Ludwick, LF TEX
Rafael Ynoa, 3B COL
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|12/26/2014||Adam Wainwright, SP STL||Matt Carpenter, 3B STL|
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals expect full recovery for Adam Wainwright (Achilles)
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) After Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright underwent surgery Thursday morning to repair a torn Achilles, general manager John Mozeliak said the team expects Wainwright to make a full recovery, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"Everybody I've spoken to is expecting a full recovery," Mozeliak said. "He's young and he's healthy. People usually come back from this and do well. The doctors feel, that his age, he'll recover fine."
Wainwright, 33, is expected to need 9-12 months to make a full recovery, which Mozeliak said was the initial diagnosis.
"No surprises," Mozeliak said, "which probably was the best news. [The doctors] didn't have to use any extra material to reattach the tendon, so now it's rest and recovery for probably the next six-to-eight weeks."
He added that he hopes Wainwright can be ready for spring training next season.
"The message right now is just to be patient," Mozeliak said.
Cards promote Cooney, demote Stanley; Wainwright to 60-day DL
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) The Cardinals officially purchased the contract of left-hander Tim Cooney and optioned catcher Cody Stanley down to Triple-A Memphis. Adam Wainwright, who had season-ending Achilles surgery, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list, per the team's official website. He's expected to return in 10-12 months, per USA Today.
Cooney will get the start Thursday afternoon against the Phillies. He was 2-1 with a 3.63 ERA in three starts (17 2/3 innings pitched) for Memphis this season. He won a Pacific Coast League-best 14 games last season.
Adam Wainwright still hopes to return to Cardinals this year
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/28/15) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has a season-ending Achilles injury. Just don't tell him that.
Wainwright still hopes to return to the mound this season.
"The doctors keep saying 'almost.' There's almost no chance I could do it this year," Wainwright said, per the Post Dispatch. "With Tommy John surgery (in 2011) I used that as a challenge to get ready because I knew there was a certain amount you could push it within the boundaries of not going too far."
"I’ll show up next year ready to play," he told MLB.com. "And I’ll show up every day this year ready to help this team in some fashion."
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright has torn Achilles, out for season
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/27/15) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that pitcher Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles in his left foot, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Wainwright will undergo surgery Thursday and miss the remainder of the season, the team announced. He suffered the injury while stumbling out of the batter's box during an at-bat in his last start. The recovery time for the procedure is nine-to-12 months, and the team is optimistic about his return.
Wainwright's season comes to a close after four starts. He went 2-1 with a 1.44 ERA and 18:3 K:BB ratio in 25 innings.
The Cardinals are expected to look internally to fill the rotation hole the injury presents. Marco Gonzales and Jaime Garcia are two long-term options to enter the rotation, but both are currently dealing with injuries.
Cardinals will look internally to replace P Adam Wainwright
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(4/27/15) With starter Adam Wainwright likely done for the season with an Achilles injury, the Cardinals will initially look at internal candidates to replace the pitcher, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said that to fill Wainwright's spot in the rotation Thursday, the team will look to either lefties Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney or righthander Zach Petrick .
That would seem to eliminate the Cardinals making a move for a veteran pitcher like the Phillies' Cole Hamels, at least for now.
"If you get into May and early June and you don't feel like the internal options are the solution you were hoping for, then you might have to look outside," Mozeliak said.
|2014 summary: Two-time Cy Young runner-up Adam Wainwright was more brilliant than ever to begin 2014, earning an All-Star game start with a 12-4 record, 1.83 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. But that game was his undoing. He got knocked around then and continued to get knocked around, at least by his standards, in nine starts thereafter, allowing three earned runs or more in seven of them for a 4.82 ERA. A strong September should ease concerns a bit, especially since he still finished with a career-best 2.38 ERA.|
Playing time status: That bumpy nine-start stretch isn't Wainwright's only red flag. His average fastball velocity and strikeout rate both declined from 2013, the latter to its lowest since 2008. Neither was anything drastic, but for a pitcher recently removed from Tommy John surgery who has piled up a huge number of innings in the three years since and battled elbow inflammation during a season in which he hit a clear rough patch, it's worrisome. Wainwright did have cartilage trimmed in the elbow this offseason, so maybe that takes care of it.
2015 outlook: Are all of these concerns for Wainwright enough for you to pass him over as your ace on Draft Day? Well, he ranked fifth in both Head-to-Head and Rotisserie leagues in 2014, and you wouldn't want to take him that high, but once you get to Zack Greinke/Cole Hamels territory, the reward outweighs the risk.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/15||@ KC||2:10 pm||Yordano Ventura|
|5/25/15||ARI||4:15 pm||Chase Anderson|
|5/26/15||ARI||8:15 pm||Archie Bradley|
|5/27/15||ARI||8:15 pm||Josh Collmenter|
|5/29/15||LAD||8:15 pm||Mike Bolsinger|
|5/30/15||LAD||7:15 pm||Carlos Frias|
|5/31/15||LAD||2:15 pm||Brett Anderson|
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