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50 Adam Wainwright SP
Height/Weight: 6-7/228 | Birthdate: 8/30/1981 | Birthplace: Brunswick, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $12,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/91 | Average Draft Position: 20.45
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Cardinals P Adam Wainwright (abdomen) to throw live BP Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(1:43 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright plans on throwing a live batting practice this coming Sunday in spring training, according to MLB.com

This would follow a high-intensity bullpen of nearly 50 pitches he threw on Thursday. 

"Good bullpen. I stepped up the intensity and velocity of everything, all my pitches," Wainwright said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I threw with a greater convicton. I felt very good coming out of it. I felt very good doing it. So, very good step."

Wainwright is coming off of an abdomen injury sustained in February. 

Cardinals' Wainwright (abdominal) throws off mound Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright was back on the mound Monday to throw his first bullpen session since being sidelined last week due to an abdominal strain, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wainwright threw 30-40 pitches and mixed in his curveball.

"His arm feels good," manager Mike Matheny said, per MLB.com. "It's in a great slot. Everything is coming out nice. We just have to stay on top of it."

Monday marked the first time Wainwright was on the mound since the first official day for pitchers and catchers 10 days ago.

Matheny said Wainwright will have to face hitters in batting practice before being able to pitch in a game.

"My arm feels great," Wainwright said, per MLB.com. "My body is in the perfect position to throw the ball. It's getting better each time. … I was very happy with where my pitches were. I kept the ball down for the most part; that's what I was working on today, staying knees and below. I worked sides. I worked pitches. The changeup has come a long way. I'm going to throw more than one a game this year."


Cardinals' Wainwright could throw bullpen, if cleared by doctors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright is meeting with trainers Monday to get the go ahead to continue in his rehab from an abdominal strain, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The team's ace is scheduled to throw a bullpen Monday.

Cardinals' Adam Wainwright feels 'dramatically better'


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright told ESPN that he feels "dramatically better" in his recovery from an abdominal strain. 

Wainwright said he wasn't concerned that the injury would put him at risk of missing opening day, and he's ready to get back onto the field. 


Cardinals' Adam Wainwright targeting 2-3 weeks for spring debut


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright is targeting 2-3 weeks before he is able to pitch in a spring game, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wainwright was diagnosed with an abdominal strain Thursday after heading back to St. Louis for further evaluation.

Wainwright will have 4-5 days of light activity before he can gradually increase his workouts. He will be re-evaluated Monday before the Cardinals decide if he can rejoin the starters’ throwing program.

“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.”

With his current timetable and barring setback, Wainwright could make four starts during spring training. 

“Everybody was saying that you need to scale back your innings in spring training,” Wainwright said. “God just naturally found a way to make that happen without ticking me off. ‘OK, Adam, you don’t want to have time off? I’ll make you take time off.’”


Cards' Adam Wainwright prescribed two weeks rest for abdominal pain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) After being examined Thursday in St. Louis for lower abdominal soreness, Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright won't need surgery and was only prescribed two weeks rest, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"Based on all the different studies and what the doctor saw, (the doctor) feels this probably is the best news you could have gotten," general manager John Mozeliak said.

Wainwright was already on a delayed throwing schedule before injuring himself while replacing a 45-pound weight during a workout session. The right-hander can still throw despite the discomfort, but his workout will be limited and his throwing schedule will modified moving forward.

"If all goes well, he should be full-go probably in a couple of weeks," Mozeliak said.

Wainwright, 33, posted a 2.38 ERA over 227 innings in 2014 before having surgery to trim cartilage in his throwing elbow in October.


Cardinals' Wainwright calls abdominal exam 'precautionary'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright, who will be examined Thursday in St. Louis for lower abdominal soreness, said Wednesday he hurt himself while replacing a 45-pound weight during a workout session, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"It was a very minor deal," Wainwright said. "I did it at the beginning of my workout. I felt a little twinge and didn't even think anything of it and finished my workout another 45 minutes in there.

"I don't think it's very serious at all. (Doctors) are probably not going to see much of anything at all but I don't know that, so I don't want to be answering 100 questions about it without really knowing what's going on."

Wainwright called the exam "strictly precautionary."

"I could go out there and throw a bullpen perfectly fine right now," he said. "It does not hurt to throw at all. The only time it hurts when I'm seemingly running. Maybe, I just pitch this year and don't anybody hit the ball.

"That's what's so frustrating about it. I'm walking around and doing all these things. But, as the symptoms have gone down, it's gotten better and better. I don't foresee this being a problem but I just don't know. It's kind of in that weird area down there."


Cardinals' Wainwright to visit a specialist to examine abdominal pain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright is experiencing abdominal pain, which has limited his workouts in camp. The right-hander, who was already on a delayed throwing schedule, is expected to fly back to St. Louis to visit a specialist and the Cardinals are expected to know if he'll miss any playing time by Thursday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Wainwright underwent surgery to trim cartilage in his throwing elbow in October, and was careful to point out that he's not experiencing any soreness or pain in his arm, and the abdominal issue did not limit his ability to throw in camp.

General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the injury and told the paper he isn't too concerned with Wainwright's status moving forward.

"It shouldn't effect him at that point, or any more beyond that point," Mozeliak said. "I would say (the level of concern) is a medium at this point."

Wainwright, 33, posted a 2.38 ERA over 227 innings in 2014 before surgery.


Cardinals' Wainwright: 'Worst pain I've ever had pitching was last year'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright said he was in the most pain of his career last season, according to FoxSports.com.

"The worst pain I've ever had pitching was last year every start I had the second half," Wainwright said. Despite the pain, Wainwright continued pitching, and his numbers suffered. While he still posted a solid 3.24 ERA in the second half, Wainwright saw his strikeout rate drop and his walk rate climb as the season progressed. Following the season, Wainwright had offseason elbow surgery to repair the issue.

The 33-year-old posted a 2.38 ERA over 227 innings last year. He's said he feels great during camp, and doesn't expect to be limited this season. 


Cardinals' Adam Wainwright says he's good to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright said he's "exactly where I always am at this point in spring training" following Friday's workout, according to MLB.com.

Wainwright is coming off elbow surgery, and club officials have mentioned lowering his workload during the upcoming season. Wainwright isn't totally on board with that notion just yet. "I'm getting paid to play every five days as it is, not every day," he said. "If I'm skipping my one every five days, good Lord, what am I getting paid for?"

The club hasn't set anything in stone, but there's been some talk about Wainwright missing a start or two during the year in order to stay fresh. "I think we just have to be conservative and smart with him," general manager John Mozeliak said. "When people ask me about Wainwright right now, I sort of think about the 220 [or more] innings a year over the last three years and how we can manage that." 

Wainwright, 33, posted a 2.38 ERA over 227 innings last year. 


Cardinals' Jason Heyward participating in early spring workouts


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward has been an early participant in spring workouts this week at the team's spring training complex in Florida, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

"For me, right now, it’s good to get a sweat, get workouts in, come in on a daily basis, get in our routine and the groove of things so everything naturally jells together before spring training starts," Heyward said Thursday.

Heyward is one of a handful of players in Jupiter who were on the practice field Thursday for an informal Cardinals workout. Among the other St. Louis players reporting to camp early are veterans Adam Wainwright, catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Matt Holliday.


Cards' Wainwright plays catch for first time since elbow surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright played catch on Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery to trim cartilage in his throwing elbow in October, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. 

"It didn't sound like I had a baseball card stuck in the spokes of my bike when I threw," Wainwright said. "There was no pain. That's pretty good. That's good as far as signs go.

"I've been working out 100 percent now for the past two or three weeks, I was on a modified upper-body lifting schedule before that. Now all systems are go. Feels like a normal offseason again."

Wainwright won 20 games in 32 starts in the regular season, registering a 2.38 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 227 innings of work. He credited his postseason struggles to mechanical issues related to his release point, which caused him to opt for an offseason procedure.


Cardinals ace Wainwright to throw eight weeks after surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright will begin a throwing program in eight weeks, the team announced.

Wainwright had surgery to trim cartilage in his throwing elbow Friday. He's expected to begin physical therapy in two weeks, and will start a throwing program in eight weeks.


Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright has elbow procedure


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had a procedure to trim cartilage in his right elbow, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Wainwright had been dealing with elbow issues throughout the team's playoff run, though did his best to downplay a possible injury. The early reports were that Wainwright's elbow checked out fine after the season, but things changed following a second opinion. The surgery will not impact Wainwright in 2015. He's expected to be able to start throwing again in six weeks. 


Report: Adam Wainwright 'should have normal offseason'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright had his elbow examined following the team's elimination, and it checked out "optimistically," general manager John Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wainwright "should have a normal offseason," Mozeliak added.

Cardinals Adam Wainwright goes seven strong in final start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright managed to go seven strong innings Thursday against the Giants.

With his team down 3-1, Wainwright did what he could to make sure the Cardinals remained competitive. He allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings. Wainwright struck out seven and walked two during the outing. He only made one mistake, which led to both runs. In the third inning, Wainwright allowed Joe Panik to belt a two-run homer to right. The Cardinals would battle back the next inning, and Wainwright would shut down the Giants over the next four innings. San Francisco would mount a comeback, ruining Wainwright's strong start and knocked the Cardinals out of the playoffs. 


Cardinals' Adam Wainwright says elbow didn't hurt Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright said his elbow didn't bother him during Saturday's start against the Giants, according to MLB.com.

Wainwright said his struggles stemmed from mechanical issues related to his release point. Wainwright allowed three runs, two earned, over 4 2/3 innings during the outing. His elbow has been a big point of concern for the Cardinals over the past couple weeks. 


Cardinals Adam Wainwright has uneven start Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright had an uneven start Saturday against the Giants.

Wainwright allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked three during the outing. Wainwright found himself in trouble fairly early. After loading the bases to start the second inning, Wainwright allowed a run to score on a Travis Ishikawa single. Another run would score during the frame, but it was due to an error. Wainwright would give up an additional run in the next frame. Brandon Belt would knock in a run on a sac fly during the third inning. Wainwright had control issues in his final inning, walking two batters before he was pulled from the game. He was charged with the loss. 


Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright: I have no doubts about elbow


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright, who is set to start the National League Championship Series opener Saturday night against San Francisco, has dismissed concerns about his right elbow.

Wainwright skipped a start in June with a sore elbow. He also dealt with what was described as a "dead arm" period in August. He was clobbered for six runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings in his lone NL Division Series outing. That matched his shortest stint of the season. He even admitted elbow discomfort in that performance, but he has expressed no worries.

"I can be very honest about this because I've been through it," he told MLB.com. "When I took a game off [in June], I aggravated my elbow, and it's the backside of my elbow. So the elbow-fearing world can know it's not my ligament. ... And after that, it goes on the mend and gets better and better progressively.

"The other day, I aggravated that same spot on the backside of my elbow, and now I'm on the mend, and I can feel something. I'm very confident about it because I felt that before, the same exact thing. I was able to recover very well from it. I have no doubts going into [Game 1]."


Cardinals Adam Wainwright says elbow issue 'overblown'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright said his elbow issue is "overblown" heading into the NLCS, according to ESPN.

There's been some doubt concerning Wainwright's health in the postseason. He attempted to push those worries aside Friday. "It's fine…the problem I have is being way overblown. I'll be fine to pitch like I always do," he said. Wainwright will start Game 1 against the Giants. 


Adam Wainwright ready to start Game 1 of NLCS for Cardinals


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) The Cardinals announced starting pitcher Adam Wainwright will start in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Giants. He will be followed by Lance Lynn, John Lackey and Shelby Miller, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Cardinals coach Mike Matheny said Wainwright is perfectly fine heading into the NLCS. There was concern Lynn might have had to start the NLCS opener, if Wainwright was unavailable due to soreness or stiffness.


Lance Lynn ready if Adam Wainwright can't go


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn will be an option for a potential Game 5 start in the NLDS or possibly a start in Game 1 of the NLCS if Adam Wainwright is unavailable due to soreness or stiffness, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

"Just making sure that Waino feels right," manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday as the Cardinals prepared to face the Dodgers in Game 4. "We’ve got two guys on regular rest; it wouldn’t be a stretch to have either one of them go. There’s no question that Waino has been fighting it. I haven’t made that a secret, and neither has he. It’s all going to come down to how he feels. The likelihood of him saying, ‘I can’t go’ is very slim. But it is a possibility that something might not feel right."

Wainwright surrendered six earned runs in Game 1 of the NLDS while pitching just 4 1/3 innings. Lynn surrendered two runs in six innings while striking out eight in Game 3.


Adam Wainwright allows six runs in Game 1 of NLDS


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright didn't factor into the decision Friday, giving up six earned runs on 11 hits and one walk in just 4 1/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 10-9 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Wainwright pitched a pair of scoreless innings before giving up two runs each in the third, fourth and fifth frames. He gave up multiple hits in each inning, with the last hit coming on a two-run home run to A.J. Ellis to put the Dodgers up 6-1. However, the Cardinals offense was able to get to Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw, ultimately taking the lead in the seventh.

Wainwright is likely to pitch Game 5 Thursday if the series extends that far, though the Cardinals could choose to bring him back on short rest for Game 4 Tuesday if faced with an elimination scenario.


Cardinals announce rotation for NLDS


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced the team's rotation for NLDS against the Dodgers. Adam Wainwright will pitch in the series opener, and he will be followed by Lance Lynn, John Lackey and Shelby Miller.

Michael Wacha will be pitching out of the bullpen for St. Louis.


Adam Wainwright scratched after Cardinals clinch pennant


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The Cardinals have made several changes to Sunday's starting lineup, including scratching scheduled starter Adam Wainwright, after the team clinched the division title as a result of a Pirates loss earlier in the day.

Wainwright will be saved to face Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the NL Divisional Series against the Dodgers.