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Adam Wainwright (SP)

St. Louis Cardinals

Bats: R, Throws: R

Wainwright threw one shutout inning on Sunday in the first game of the doubleheader against the Braves. Wainwright walked one batter, but struck out Cameron Maybin to end the inning.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright has had a successful return to the Cardinals bullpen over the last week of the regular season. Wainwright threw three innings in relief, allowing one run in his first outing and working two scoreless frames over his next two appearances. Wainwright will server a role in the Cardinals bullpen in the playoffs.


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Pitching for the first time since April 25, Wainwright came on to threw one inning in relief in the Cardinals 8-2 loss to the Pirates in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Wainwright allowed one run on two hits with one strikeout is his first outing since being activated from the DL.

Fantasy Impact: A major milestone for Wainwright on Wednesday getting back into a game for the Cardinals. Expect the Cardinals to get Wainwright some more work over the last few days of the season with the hopes that he can contribute to the Cardinals bullpen in the playoffs.


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Wainwright has been activated from the DL following a long rehab working his way back from an Achilles injury suffered April 25th. Wainwright is expected to join the Cardinals bullpen and will be available to pitch immediately. (Source: Jenifer Langosch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: An amazing return for Wainwright and the Cardinals as they wrap up the regular season and aim their sights on the postseason. Expect Wainwright to pitch a few innings in relief over the last few games of the season to get him ready for the postseason.


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Wainwright has been cleared to begin baseball activities following his meeting with doctors today. Wainwright will try to return as a reliever for the Cardinals down the stretch and in the post-season. (Source: Derrick Goold on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Looks like Wainwright might make it back before the end of the season in a relief role as long as he doesn't encounter any setbacks. With Trevor Rosenthal locking down the 9th inning, look for Wainwright to pitch in a setup role when he is cleared to pitch for the Cardinals again.


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Wainwright is scheduled to met with doctors on Monday to determine if he can resume baseball activities. Following that meeting, Wainwright and the team will have an idea if a potential return this season is possible. Wainwright has continued to throw bullpen sessions, but has yet to try to field his position, which would be required before allowing him to pitch for the Cardinals. (Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright has been working his way back all season from an Achilles injury suffered in April. If Wainwright receives positive news on Monday, then he will continue to ramp up his activities with the goal of pitching for the Cardinals this season. While he will probably not be back in time to help your fantasy team, he could be a valuable arm for the Cardinals post-season run.


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Wainwright continued to make progress in his attempt to return to the Cardinals this season. He threw a light bullpen session off of the mound in front of some teammates who proceeded to applaud him. (Source: Derrick Goold on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright is continuing to work his way back from an Achilles injury. There is still some hope that he might be able to pitch again for the Cardinals this season, but the more likely scenario is that he won't pitch again until the start of the 2016 season.


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Wainwright has moved to the next step of his rehab by starting to run with full weight on his injured Achilles. Previous cardio had been done in the pool to keep the pressure off his is leg. (Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright is still hopeful to return to the Cardinals before the end of the season, in time for the playoffs. While this could be good news for the Cardinals, it will not help your fantasy team this season. However, it is positive news for dynasty and keeper league owners looking forward to the 2016 season.


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St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright is closing in on resuming throwing from a mound. If he continues to progress, there's an outside chance that he rejoins the Cardinals this season. (Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Fantasy Impact: If Wainwright does become available, he'd likely return in a relief role. While he's unlikely to have much, if any, fantasy relevance this season, this is good news for dynasty and keeper league owners that are projecting Wainwright for 2016.


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Adam Wainwright left his matchup with the Brewers with an ankle injury and news has worsened overnight about the injury. The latest news states that Adam Wainwright will likely miss the remainder of the 2015 season with a torn achilles. Wainwright had pitched four innings, allowed three hits and struck out three batters, before leaving the game. He was in a walking boot after the game and will be re-evaluated when the Cardinals return to St. Louis. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright is a true SP1 and this loss will be devastating for the Cardinals and fantasy owners alike; it is also the second time in five seasons that Wainwright will have a wasted season, as he missed 2011 with Tommy John surgery. The best step now for fantasy owners is to work the waiver wire for high upside players like Nick Martinez or Anthony DeSclafani, look to veterans with spotty outings like C.C. Sabathia or John Lackey, or trade from positions of depth on your team.


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Adam Wainwright wasn't as sharp as he usually is but, he did plenty to help himself win. it was the defense who let him down in this one. 2 errors by Kolten Wong, and misplay by Jason Heyward spelled doom for Adam today.

Fantasy Impact: His overall stat line is not bad at all, 7 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, and 4 strikeouts. Matheny also did not help the cause by seemly leaving Wainwright out there a little too long in this one. There's never anything to worry about with him so, start him as usual in his next start.


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Adam Wainwright is going to pitch the home opener against the Brewers on Monday. (Source: Derrick Goold)

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright was supposed to pitch Sunday against Cincinnati but, the rain out had pushed back all the starts. He'll gain a two starts next week, weather pending of course.


Adam Wainwright was solid as you can get on a chilly night in Chicago for his first start. 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, while striking out 6.

Fantasy Impact: It was about as good a start as you could hope for. His pitch count rose fast and gave up a couple of extra base hits but, never got unnerved. He looks healthy and ready to take a shot at the Cy Young again.


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Adam Wainwright has been offically named the opening day starter against the Cubs Sunday night. He had a solid outing today going 6.2 IP, while throwing 93 pitches. (Source: Rick Hummel)

Fantasy Impact: Being named the opening day starter is great news, and helps aid the injury issues. Barring any future problems, Wainwright should be his usual Cy Young contending self.


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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.


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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:

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.


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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.


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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.