Adam Wainwright (SP)
Sat, Mar 21st 2:53pm EDT
By Michael Pollock
Adam Wainwright was extremely sharp in his spring debut going 4 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 0 R, and 3 Ks.
Fantasy Impact: It was a great day for Wainwright who was coming off his abdominal strain. Everything was sharp and tight. He'll be looking good pending health for his opening day tab.
Category: Game Recaps
Tue, Mar 17th 2:35pm EDT
By Drew Bradley
After suffering an abdominal strain, during a workout session at the beginning of spring training, Cardinals SP, Adam Wainwright, is expected to make his first start of the year in an exhibition game on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves. On Monday, he threw a three inning simulated game, and on Tuesday Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny, announced that he would start on Saturday, which would put him in line to start on Opening Day in Chicago. (Source: mlb.com)
Fantasy Impact: Wainwright should be ready for another great season this year if he can stay healthy. He has thrown a ton of innings in recent years and there are those that believe it seems unlikely he can continue to handle such a strenuous workload. The ace of the Cardinals will turn 34 this year and in 2011 underwent Tommy John Surgery because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Last year Wainwright threw 227 innings and had a career-best ERA of 2.38 with 177 Ks and a 1.03 WHIP.
Category: , Injury Updates
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with a strained abdominal muscle that he suffered during a weight lifting session on Monday. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: All things considered, the Cardinals feel like they dodged a major bullet with this news. It seems that his injury is just a minor strain and Wainwright shouldn't miss any time. He is being given a modified workout plan that will minimize stress on his abdomen, but he will be able to continue to throw.
Category: , Injury Updates
Sun, Feb 22nd 6:02pm EST
By Brian Harl
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced they plan on limiting their Ace pitcher Adam Wainwright's workload during Spring Training and that the decision may carry over into the regular season. Wainwright pitched an average of 222 innings in his past three seasons and underwent elbow surgery after last season. Wainwright expects to be ready for the 2015 season opener against the Chicago Cubs but added he would prefer to get at least four starts this Spring to ensure he is primed for the Opening Day. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: This decision is not unexpected as Wainwright comes off of surgery. Depending on how Wainwright handles his recovery, the Cardinals may look to shave his innings down to around 200, which will have the biggest impact on fantasy owners in leagues that place value on Quality Starts and potentially Wins as well.