Adam Wainwright
Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright (SP)

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Adam Wainwright allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday against the Rockies. He gave up seven hits and two walks, while striking out four. The Cardinals exploded for 10 runs, netting Wainwright the win. He is now 12-9 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Considering Wainwright was pitching in Coors Field, his line isn't that terrible. Still, with a 4.57 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, Wainwright does not provide useful fantasy numbers. It appears, however, that he'll have a two-start week in the final week in the season, making him a desperation play for those in need of innings.

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Adam Wainwright allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Giants. Wainwright gave up nine hits and three walks, while striking out two. He dropped to 11-9 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: There's simply no consistency with Wainwright this year, and it's rare that he goes more than two starts without throwing a dud. Wainwright has not been a reliable fantasy starter in 2016, and there's no reason to trust him down the stretch. His next start should be in Colorado, where he obviously should be benched for fantasy purposes.

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Adam Wainwright shuts down Brewers

Sun, Sep 11th 10:20pm EDT
By Dan Harris

Adam Wainwright allowed just one run over eight innings on Saturday against the Brewers. He gave up six hits and four walks, while striking out seven. Wainwright was credited with the win and moved to 11-8 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright now has a 4.45 ERA, though it's worth noting that he has just a 3.65 FIP. While he's no longer the pitcher he once was, he can be useful in the right matchup, and generally provides a decent amount of innings per start and solid strikeout numbers.

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Adam Wainwright allowed four runs over five innings on Monday against the Pirates in earning his 10th win of the season. Wainwright allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals jumped out to a huge lead on the Pirates, and Wainwright looked like he was just trying to get through the game rather than bear down and make sure every pitch was perfect. Wainwright is less than reliable, but he'll have an easy matchup in his next start against the Brewers, against whom he recently allowed just one run over seven innings.

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Adam Wainwright allowed one run over seven innings on Tuesday against the Brewers. He gave up just three hits and struck out seven. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: This was a vintage pre-2016 Wainwright start, as he took advantage of the sub-par Brewers offense. He's still way too inconsistent to be trusted with any regularity, as his ERA now sits at 4.53. His next start will likely be against the Pirates.

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Adam Wainwright allowed seven runs (two earned) over five innings in a loss to the Mets on Thursday. Wainwright gave up nine hits and two walks, striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright didn't pitch well by any means, but he certainly deserved a better fate. Two errors by the shaky Cardinals' infield led to five unearned runs, and an early night for Wainwright. Still, Wainwright entered the start with an 8.53 ERA and 1.84 WHIP in August, and simply cannot be trusted in fantasy leagues right now. He should be benched in all formats until he shows he has turned the corner.

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Adam Wainwright allowed three runs over six innings on Friday against the Phillies. He gave up five hits and two walks, while striking out five. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright bounced back from two disastrous outings, but this one is still a disappointment considering it was against the Phillies. Wainwright now has a 4.71 ERA, and looks like he won't be providing much use to fantasy owners down the stretch. His next start is against the slumping Mets, so he could be a desperation start in that circumstance.

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Adam Wainwright got rocked by the Cubs on Friday afternoon, allowing seven runs over two innings. Wainwright gave up six hits and three walks, while striking out two. The two-inning outing matches the shortest start of Wainwright's career.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners were certainly nervous about this matchup, but the results were even worse than expected. Wainwright has now given up at least six runs in each of his last two outings, and his ERA has ballooned up to 4.72. At this point, unless you're desperate for innings, it makes sense to put Wainwright on the bench and see him throw a good outing before inserting him back into your starting lineup.

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Adam Wainwright allowed six earned runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Braves. He gave up nine hits and three walks, striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright gave up all six runs in the first two innings, before settling down and finishing his outing with four scoreless innings. Wainwright's ERA is now 4.34, which would be his highest ERA since he became a starter. His next start will be against the Cubs.

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Adam Wainwright allowed two runs over five innings on Tuesday against the Reds, giving up five hits and two walks while striking out six. Wainwright did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright uncharacteristically threw 101 pitches over his five innings, leading to a shorter than usual outing. This marked the fifth time in Wainwright's last six outings that he has allowed two runs or fewer. He should be a solid start this weekend versus the Braves.

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Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game shutout on Saturday against the Marlins. Wainwright allowed only three hits and two walks, striking out five. He moved to 9-5 with the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright has allowed just one run over his last 23 innings, and has lowered his ERA to 4.15 on the season. He looks to have finally found his mechanics and can be trusted in leagues of any format. He will make his next start against the Padres.

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Adam Wainwright allowed one run over seven innings to the Pirates on Thursday, giving up five hits and one walk, while striking out nine. Wainwright moved to 8-5 with the victory.

Fantasy Impact: That's Wainwright's second consecutive dominant start, and he looks to have finally found his rhythm after a rough first half. His ERA is down to 4.49 after being above 5.00 for most of the season, and his strikeout rate is up. He will look to continue his momentum after the All-Star break.

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Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings on Saturday in a win over the Brewers, allowing seven hits and two walks while striking out five. The win moved Wainwright to 7-5 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Great bounceback from Wainwright after his last rough start against the Royals. Wainwright's ERA is now 4.70, but it's largely inflated by his awful first start. He can usually be relied upon for solid but unspectacular numbers, especially if he has a decent matchup. His next start will be at home against the Pirates.

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Adam Wainwright allowed six earned runs over five innings against the Royals on Monday night. Wainwright gave up ten hits and one walk, striking out seven. Wainwright's ERA jumped back over 5.00, to 5.04.

Fantasy Impact: Two of the runs Wainwright allowed were initially deemed unearned, but the official scorer subsequently changed a Cardinals' error to a hit. Wainwright had really been in a groove lately, so the rough start against the light-hitting Royals is surprising, though it is encouraging that Wainwright struck out seven. His next start will be this weekend at home against the Brewers, where he'll look to bounce back.

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Adam Wainwright allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Cubs, giving up six hits and three walks while striking out four. The win moved Wainwright to 6-4 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright battled the Cubs' tough lineup all night, as the leadoff man reached base in almost every inning. Wainwright's ERA is down to 4.73, and continues to trend in the right direction. At this point, owners should feel comfortable starting Wainwright regardless of matchup, including in his next start at Kansas City.

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Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of shutout ball on Wednesday against the Astros. He gave up four hits and three walks, striking out six. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright has really turned his season around in June, pitching to a 1.80 ERA and 0.80 WHIP with 21 Ks in 20 innings. Wainwright looks to have finally found the proper mechanics, and can be trusted with confidence going forward. His next start will be against the Cubs in Chicago, one of the toughest matchups for a pitcher, and it will be a good test to see just how far Wainwright has come.

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Adam Wainwright had been steadily improving this season, and that improvement reached its pinnacle on Thursday against the Reds. Wainwright allowed two runs over six innings, but gave up only three baserunners and struck out nine.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright's velocity has crept back up as the season has progressed, and he seems to be finding his form. He still has a 5.21 ERA, but is trending in the right direction. With the increased strikeout potential, he's a decent option next week against the Astros.

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Adan Wainwright had one of his most effective outings of the season on Friday, going seven innings and allowing only two runs to the Giants. Wainwright gave up five hits and one walk, striking out six. Unfortunately, he was bested by Johnny Cueto, and the loss dropped Wainwright to 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: It was a really impressive start for Wainwright, but he still has a 5.40 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. Wainwright is definitely trending in the right direction, but his lack of consistency makes it difficult to rely on him on a regular basis. His next start is at Cincinnati, where you might be able to get away with spot starting him.

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Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings and allowed four runs in Saturday's win over the Nationals. Wainwright gave up six hits and struck out five. He is now 5-3 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: This is basically a typical Wainwright outing now. Six or seven innings and three or four runs allowed, with decent strikeouts. He's much better now than he was in his early starts, but he's still not close to the Wainwright of old. He's the type of guy you can start when you have a great staff otherwise and just need to fill innings, but he's a risky play next week against the Giants.

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Adam Wainwright allowed three runs over six innings on Monday against the Cubs. Wainwright allowed seven hits and three walks, striking out four. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to fault Wainwright after he gave up just three runs over six innings against the Cubs' great offense, but at some point, a 5.77 ERA just won't cut it. Wainwright will end the year with a better ERA than he has now, but he's just not a viable option these days in anything other than the easiest of matchups. His next start is this weekend against the Nationals, where he should probably remain on your bench.

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Adam Wainwright threw 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday night's 2-0 win over the Rockies. He allowed six hits, one walk, and struck out five.

Fantasy Impact: It was good to see Waino hold the Rockies scoreless tonight in what was easily his best start of the season so far. He has historically been a better pitcher at home and has an ERA of 2.84 in his last 3 starts at Busch. He moves to 4-3 on the year going into his next start at home against the Cubs.

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Adam Wainwright moved to 3-3 with a win over the Angels on Thursday, despite giving up seven runs (six earned) in five innings. Wainwright allowed 12 baserunners and struck out three. He has a 6.80 ERA on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Pretty big step back for Wainwright, who had been showing signs of improvement over his last few starts. He did get the win and walked only one, but he still has not allowed fewer than three runs in any start this season. Keep Wainwright owned, but it's probably a good idea to keep him on your bench until or unless he rounds into form. His next start is next week at home against the Rockies.

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Adam Wainwright took a no-decision on Saturday against the Pirates, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings. He gave up seven hits and struck out five. He now has a 6.30 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright pitched better than his final line, as he gave up two quick runs but then settled down and retired 14 in a row at one point. Wainwright still seems to be finding his rhythm, but he's definitely trending in the right direction. His next start should come against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

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Adam Wainwright moved to 2-3 with a win over the Phillies on Monday. Wainwright allowed three runs over six innings, giving up five hits and one walk while striking out four. His ERA sits at 6.68 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: There's a long way to go before Wainwright's numbers are respectable, but this is a second consecutive positive step for him. He's a risky start this weekend against the Pirates, but if he continues to throw well, he can be moved back into fantasy rotations on a consistent basis.

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Adam Wainwright got the win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, throwing 5 1/3 innings and allowing four earned runs. He gave up seven hits and one walk, striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: Not exactly a dominant start, but nice to see Wainwright get into the win column. He walked only one for the third consecutive start, and upped his strikeouts a bit. Hopefully, Wainwright will build on the start and find his form going forward. His next start will be next week against the Phillies.

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Adam Wainwright falls to 0-3

Sat, Apr 23rd 7:35am EDT
By Dan Harris

Adam Wainwright lost to the Padres on Friday night, allowing three runs over six innings. He gave up eight baserunners and struck out two. He is now 0-3 on the season with a 7.25 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: It tells you all you need to know about Wainwright's season that a start against the Padres where he allows three runs and strikes out two is probably his best start of the year. There's just no way he can be in your starting lineup at this point, regardless of matchup. Keep him on your bench for now and hope he figures things out.

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Adam Wainwright was roughed up on Saturday against the Reds, allowing seven earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. He gave up 10 hits and one walk, striking out only two. His ERA sits at 8.27 after three starts.

Fantasy Impact: For the second consecutive start, Wainwright was staked to a substantial lead and could not hold it. Wainwright basically missed all of 2015 with an Achilles injury, and the last time he came back after missing a full season, he took a long time to round into form. Don't do anything drastic like cutting Wainwright or selling him for pennies on the dollar. He does need to be on your bench until he shows improvement.

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Adam Wainwright took a no-decision against the Braves on Sunday, allowing five runs in five innings. He gave up six hits and five walks, striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: This was an incredibly discouraging start for Wainwright against a hapless Braves team. His velocity was down and he had no control of the strike zone. Wainwright is coming off a major injury, so it is fair to think he will need some time to round back into form. He has a good matchup in his next start, when he will face the Reds in St. Louis. If Wainwright throws out another dud in that start, fantasy owners should bench him until and unless he regains his form.

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Adam Wainwright was outdueled by Francisco Liriano in the first game of the 2016 MLB season. Wainwright allowed three runs over six innings, giving up nine baserunners and striking out three in the loss to the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright did not have his usual pinpoint control on a chilly day at PNC park, and just never seemed to get into a rhythm. He should be better in his next start against the Braves in Atlanta.

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Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had a mediocre outing on Thursday, allowing seven hits and four runs over 4 1/3 innings. He walked only one and had an encouraging four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright will be a solid play in 2016, regardless of how his spring shakes out. He will likely start Opening Day for the Cardinals.

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Cardinals veteran Adam Wainwright struggled with his command a bit on Monday, walking three Mets over two innings. He managed to work around the walks, allowing only two hits and escaped without allowing any runs. He also struck out two batters.

Fantasy Impact: While seeing three walks in Waino's line is a bit concerning, it probably won't be a big issue. The strikeouts were still there and no runs were scored. He has done this before and should be 100% going into the start of the season.

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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: 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.

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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.