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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 Cincinnati|| 8.0||1||0|| 1.13||0||2||4|
|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, CF NYM|
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, LF 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 shelved SP Adam Wainwright eyes return for playoffs
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/29/15) The Cardinals boast a 98.9 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to FanGraphs. And shelved starter Adam Wainwright could be pitching in those playoffs, according to Adam Wainwright.
The top-flight righty jas been out since tearing his Achilles tendon in late April. It's an injury that generally requires 9-12 months to rehab. The fruition of his hope would mean a six-month recovery, but he's still hanging on to it.
"I'll do whatever it takes to pitch in October, he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "That's the deal."
Wainwright is speaking as a pitcher who has not experienced the pain common to other injuries. And that has been encouraging.
"I feel completely normal at all times," he said. "It's a really strange injury ... as far as pain is concerned. I have had zero pain the entire process and each day my range of motion is getting better and better. My strength is better and my poor, little, tired, sad calf in my left leg is starting to get some strength back."
The loss of Wainwright has not proven devastating for the St. Louis staff, which still boasts the best ERA in the majors. That is a good thing because it has put the team in position for another playoff run in which he feels he can participate. But it's a bad thing because it doesn't make him feel particularly good about himself.
"They even got better without me," he said. "It makes me feel kind of worthless, to be honest with you."
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright not ruling out return this season
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(6/17/15) Despite undergoing surgery in late April to repair a torn Achilles, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright said he has not ruled out returning this season, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"I know that I'm working toward the end of the season," he said. "I don't know if that will [happen], but we'll see."
Wainwright added that the injury is progressing nicely, but he still needs a walking boot. He recently stopped using crutches to get around.
When asked if there was a chance if he could pitch in September or October, Wainwright was confident he could.
"Absolutely," he said.
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.
|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|
|8/5/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||David Holmberg|
|8/6/15||@ CIN||12:35 pm||Michael Lorenzen|
|8/7/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|8/8/15||@ MIL||7:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|8/9/15||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|8/11/15||PIT||8:15 pm||J.A. Happ|
|8/12/15||PIT||8:15 pm||Jeff Locke|
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