Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright

SP - STL - DL60
Height: 6' 7"Weight: 235 lbsAge: 36Bats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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STL @ PIT
Fri, 5/25 7:05pm
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Adam Wainwright likely headed back to disabled list as elbow pain persists

Adam Wainwright felt pain in his ailing elbow while warming up but started against the San Diego Padres anyway. As it turns out, he aggravated his existing elbow injury and is likely headed back to the disabled list, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. As for the start, Wainwright lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walking six batters and allowing two earned runs before being removed. The six walks were a career-high.

Fantasy Impact

While nothing is official yet, consider Wainwright out for the foreseeable future. His velocity was way down on Sunday, with versions of his fastball hovering around the low 80s, and his control was clearly all over the place. For his part, Wainwright expects "to be a force" for the Cardinals down the stretch this season, but it is fair to wonder whether, at nearly 37 years-old and with arm troubles, Wainwright's days of being a force are behind him.

Mike Maher2 weeks ago
Adam Wainwright eyeing Sunday return

Adam Wainwright could start Sunday against the Padres.

Fantasy Impact

Wainwright will be reevaluated Friday and if everything looks good, he should return to the rotation Sunday.

Matthew Van Winkle2 weeks ago
Adam Wainwright to pitch Monday in rehab outing

Adam Wainwright (elbow) will pitch for Double-A Springfield on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Wainwright recently tossed a bullpen session earlier this week and didn't experience any sort of problem. If things go well Monday, we'll likely have a better timetable after.

Matthew Van Winkle3 weeks ago
Adam Wainwright could be activated this weekend

John Mozeliak has stated that Adam Wainwright is progressing well and could be activated from the DL by this weekend.

Fantasy Impact

Wainwright is expected to play catch Tuesday and throw a bullpen session Wednesday and as long as there are no issues with his elbow he could be cleared to start a game this weekend over the Cubs.

Matthew Van Winkle3 weeks ago
Adam Wainwright placed on DL with elbow inflammation

Adam Wainwright was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right elbow inflammation. Manager Mike Matheny says Wainwright felt discomfort after throwing his bullpen session.

Fantasy Impact

Wainwright last pitched on April 17th so the earliest he could return is May 1. The logical candidate to take his place in the rotation is Jack Flaherty who is off to a good start this season and is a nice short-term pickup for fantasy owners needing pitching.

John Aubin5 weeks ago