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By Brian Harl, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Feb 22nd 6:02pm EST

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.

Adam Wainwright News & Advice

Rotoworld | Feb 26th, 4:35am
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ESPN | Feb 25th, 2:59pm
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news | Feb 25th, 1:19pm
Hours before he was to board a flight for St. Louis on Wednesday, Adam Wainwright offered additional details about the abdominal injury that has him scheduled to meet with a specialist on Thursday.
ESPN | Feb 25th, 1:34am
The Cardinals are sending ace Adam Wainwright to St. Louis to be examined by a doctor after his workout Tuesday was cut short by abdominal pain.
Rotoworld | Feb 24th, 6:54pm
Adam Wainwright is dealing with abdominal pain and will fly to St. Louis on Thursday to see a specialist.
news | Feb 24th, 6:16pm
The Cardinals will fly Adam Wainwright to St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon to have the right-hander examined after abdominal pain kept him from participating fully in Tuesday's workout.
Razzball | Feb 23rd, 8:01am
Here's one of the oddest schmohawks I've ever seen. If you ask everyone who carries a fantasy baseball 'pert laminated diploma from the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston in their fanny pack, they will tell you Adam Wainwright is angling for a disappointment this year. I've seen it written more times than I count. Of course, I can only count to seven, but, as Fonzie's horse says, naaaaaaaay,...
ESPN | Feb 21st, 1:16am
The St. Louis Cardinals intend to limit Adam Wainwright's workload during the spring and perhaps into the season, something their ace isn't completely confident should be a goal.
news | Feb 20th, 9:39pm
The Cardinals have discussed modifying Adam Wainwright's schedule to increase the odds of him staying healthy for the entire season, but Wainwright may not see it the same way.