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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: 10 | Salary: $12,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 98/93 | Average Draft Position: 23.61
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Cards' Adam Wainwright tosses eight strong innings on Sunday for win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/19/2015) Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (2-1) yielded one run on seven hits in eight innings of work Sunday to defeat the Reds.

The one run Wainright allowed came in the third inning via an RBI single from Brandon Phillips.

Wainright struck out four and walked two.

"When you think careful, you end up making a mistake and you don't throw pitches with conviction," Wainwright said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I wanted to pitch (Bruce) tough. I wanted to throw him pitches he could swing at. If you give in right there he can hit a tank bomb and all of sudden you’re down 4-1."

The right hander lowered his ERA to 1.72 with Sunday's performance.

Wainright's next start is set for Saturday in Milwaukee.


Adam Wainwright takes loss in 7 IP for Cardinals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Adam Wainwright fell to 1-1 on the season for the Cardinals in a 5-4 loss to the Brewers. 

Wainwright went seven innings and allowed five runs, three earned, on eight hits. He walked one and struck out four. 

Wainwright threw 102 pitches, 69 strikes. His ERA stands at 2.08. 

Wainwright next pitches on Sunday against the Reds and Mike Leake. 


Cubs, Cardinals postponed Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Cardinals has been postponed due to the forecast of rain and sub-freezing wind chills throughout the evening, the Cubs announced.

A makeup date for Tuesday's postponement has yet to be scheduled, but it is likely to come in July or September rather than this week. Jake Arrieta and Lance Lynn were the scheduled starters for Tuesday's matchup.

Lynn has been named the starter for Wednesday's series finale against the Cubs. The Cardinals will keep the rotation in line moving forward, with John Lackey, Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez on tap to face the Reds this weekend. Adam Wainwright is now scheduled to take the mound for the team's home opener Monday against the Brewers.


Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright dominant in opener


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright showed off his impressive skills Sunday in St. Louis' Opening Day win over the Cubs 3-0. Wainwright went six strong innings in the outing, allowing no runs with five hits and six strikeouts.

Wainwright kept Chicago off the scoreboard despite allowing two doubles to open the first two frames of the game. He also didn't allow a walk in the contest.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta batting cleanup vs. Cubs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is batting cleanup for Sunday's season opener against the Cubs.

Peralta took just 74 of his 560 at-bats from the fourth spot in the lineup last season but will fill the role in the team's regular-season debut.

The full Cardinals lineup: 3B Matt Carpenter, RF Jason Heyward, LF Matt Holliday, SS Peralta, 1B Matt Adams, C Yadier Molina, 2B Kolten Wong, CF Jon Jay, SP Adam Wainwright.


Cardinals finalize rotation plans for start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) The Cardinals announced Wednesday starting pitcher Lance Lynn will start the second game of the season on April 7 against the Cubs. It was already previously announced Adam Wainwright would start the season opener Sunday against the Cubs.

John Lackey will then finish out the Chicago series April 8. Michael Wacha will open a three-game series April 10 at Cincinnati, and he will be followed by Carlos Martinez before the rotation resets. 

Lynn is on track to start the home opener on April 13 against the Brewers.


Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright named Opening Day starter


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has been named the Opening Day starter for Sunday's game against the Cubs, reports MLB.com.

Wainwright, who finished his final spring training start Tuesday, posted a 20-9 record in 2014 with a 2.38 ERA and 179 strikeouts in 227 innings. Wainwright dealt with a slight abdominal strain early in camp, capping him at just three starts in spring training.


Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright allows two hits in final spring outing


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright gave up two runs (one earned) on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched Tuesday in his final spring training start. Wainwright also added one walk and two strikeouts to his totals.

Wainwright finished spring training with a 3.14 ERA with seven strikeouts and three walks in three starts.


Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright struggles in loss Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Making his second spring training appearance, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright received the loss during Thursday's game against the Marlins.

Wainwright started the game and threw 3 1/2 innings, but surrendered six hits for four runs. He struck out two batters and walked one. He also gave up a solo home run to Giancarlo Stanton.

Despite his struggles during the game, Wainwright said he was encouraged with how the start ended, reports MLB.com.

"I was driving the ball for the first time all spring," Wainwright said. "It was the best I've felt all spring. I know it's not against hitters, but it translates for me... Those [extra pitches] were very productive. I went from being kind of frustrated by the way I pitched to when I left that cage thinking, 'I'm ready for next time."

Wainwright will make his final spring start in five days and said he'll treat as a regular-season game.

"There were plenty of times today where I probably would have normally thrown a cutter or a hook, and I threw a changeup or a fastball," Wainwright said. "In my next bullpen session, I'll put a little more into it. Then in a game, I'll go into it like a normal regular-season game."


Cardinals' Adam Wainwright goes four scoreless in spring debut


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright returned to the mound after missing more than a month with an abdominal strain. Wainwright went four scoreless innings in his spring debut. 

Wainwright gave up four hits and walked a batter while striking out three of the 16 batters he faced. 


Cardinals' Adam Wainwright will make spring debut on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has been penciled in to make his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday against Atlanta, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Wainwright has been sidelined from game action all spring because of an abdominal strain he suffered in February. The right-hander completed a 50-pitch simulated game against minor-leaguers on Monday and was deemed game-ready.

Wainwright posted a 2.38 ERA over 227 innings in 2014.


Cards' Wainwright completes simulated game, nearing game action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright completed a 50-pitch simulated game against minor-leaguers on Monday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wainwright, who is recovering from an abdominal strain he suffered in February, took part in fielding drills on Saturday and appears on track for a spring start this week.

"Game, I think," Wainwright said when asked what's next. "Real game is next. Whenever they tell me to pitch is when I'll be pitching."


Adam Wainwright completes fielding drills for Cardinals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Adam Wainwright was able to fully participate in fielding drills for the Cardinals on Saturday, according to MLB.com's Jennifer Langosh.

"Everything felt good," Wainwright said afterward. "I think everything is very positive."

Later in the day, manager Mike Matheny said Wainwright would pitch a simulated game on Monday, with fielders behind him to give a realistic game experience.

The righthander is recovering from an abdominal strain and appears to be on track to make his first start of the spring within the week. 


Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright says he'll be ready for season


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/12/2015) After throwing two simulated innings Thursday, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright said that there was "more than enough time" to get ready for the start of the season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As he recovers from an abdominal strain, Wainwright has not yet run at full speed and has been limited in the amount of work he does at camp. But he continues to build arm strength as he awaits his first start of the spring. 

"I really would like to throw against hitters whether out there or in a game," Wainwright said. "You learn a lot from hitters. Their swings don't lie."


Cardinals' Adam Wainwright, Jon Jay getting closer to return


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and outfielder Jon Jay are getting closer to getting back on the field, reports MLB.com.

Wainwright faced live hitters for the first time Sunday and is expected to throw another batting practice before appearing in his first game this spring. He may do that by Thursday.

"[We'll] just continue to kind of push him a little bit," manager Mike Matheny said.

Meanwhile, Jay is still recovering from offseason wrist surgery, but has been able to swing.

"If he can get things going [by next week]," Matheny said, "he's still right on track to be ready to go [for Opening Day]."


Adam Wainwright pitches to hitters at Cardinals camp


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Adam Wainwright pitched to live hitters, Sunday, for the first time this spring.

The Cardinals pitcher is recovering from an abdominal strain, suffered in February. Wainwright threw approximately 35 pitches. 

"Some good pitches were made out there," Wainwright told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Some rusty pitches were made out there. It’s all about getting back on the mound. I just had a great time. Glad to be out there pitching again. You can throw as many bullpens as you want but when you go out there and crank it up it's a little bit different."


Cardinals P Adam Wainwright (abdomen) to throw live BP Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) 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.