Adam Wainwright RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wainwright 'getting better every week'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Out in right field Saturday during batting practice, as teammates prepared for the evening’s game all around him, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright took another literal step toward what he has insisted could be a return this season. Wainwright, who had surgery in April to repair a ruptured Achilles..." August 16

  • Wainwright gets rid of crutches

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Adam Wainwright is getting around in a walking boot, which looks more like a skiing boot, in his estimation. The Cardinals’ ace is nearing two months in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon that required surgery. He disposed of his crutches a couple of days ago, he began his upper body..." June 17

  • Cardinals' Wainwright: 'Absolutely' a chance I'll return in 2015

    The Score "Almost two months after surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, which was expected to sideline him for the remainder of the season, Adam Wainwright remains optimistic he'll take the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals again in 2015. “It’s progressing nicely,” Wainwright told Rick Hummel of..." June 17

  • Wainwright is no fan of the DH

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Two days before his season will come to a close as he has surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright offered an impassioned plea for those in charge of baseball rules not to use his injury as a reason to install the designated hitter in the National League, the..." April 29

  • Tim Cooney gets first shot at replacing Adam Wainwright in Cardinals’ starting rotation

    Hardball Talk "As first reported Tuesday by beat writer Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have settled on 24-year-old left-hander Tim Cooney as Adam Wainwright‘s replacement in their starting rotation. At least for now. Cooney will be called up from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday and..." April 29

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Wainwright has a torn Achilles in left foot. Surgery this week, per Mozeliak. Out for season.#cardinals #STLCards

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    It's finally official: Adam Wainwright will start for the #stlcards on Opening Night.

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Adam Wainwright will start Saturday in Grapefruit game #cardinals His first spring start #STLCards

  • Cardinals' Wainwright to make spring debut Saturday

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals are getting their ace back. Adam Wainwright will take the mound for the first time this spring on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves. The right-hander had been sidelined following minor offseason elbow surgery and an abdominal strain suffered while working out last..." March 17

  • Adam Wainwright's workload a concern in 2015

    Viva El Birdos "The recent abdominal issue for Adam Wainwright has continued discussions about his workload and the likelihood he will be able to pitch up to his normal standards after offseason surgery. We started our community projections today. First up is Adam Wainwright. Go here to make a projection for..." March 03

  • Wainwright has abdominal soreness, will be examined in St. Louis

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After experiencing abdominal pain that has limited his workouts but not his ability to throw, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright will return to St. Louis to see a specialist Thursday. The Cardinals expect to know Thursday the treatment Wainwright will require and how much time he'll..." February 24

  • Adam Wainwright apologizes to fantasy owners for missing last start of regular season

    Sporting News "Adam Wainwright missed his final start of the MLB season to rest up for the playoffs and fantasy owners weren't happy about it. Missing the Cardinals ace meant big trouble for fantasy rotations and now, Wainwright has apologized. In a YouTube video Wainwright said he finally felt the pain of..." December 10

  • Adam Wainwright won’t require surgery on elbow

    Hardball Talk "We heard some vague comments regarding Adam Wainwright‘s health from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates throughout the postseason, but general manager John Mozeliak said during an end-of-season media session today that the staff ace will not require elbow surgery. According to Jenifer..." October 21

  • 500 innings in two years — is Wainwright in trouble?

    New York Post "There are questions about Adam Wainwright’s right elbow going into Game 1 of the NLCS Saturday against the Giants at Busch Stadium following a poor performance in the Division Series. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tried to downplay those questions Thursday, saying, “There were some things..." October 10

  • Cardinals keeping same pitching rotation for NLCS; Wainwright to start Game 1

    The Score "St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will get the ball for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, the team announced Thursday. Wainwright takes the mound opposite San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner for the series opener from Busch Stadium on Saturday. " October 09

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    Stan McNeal @stanmcneal

    Wainwright said he called Adams’ HR, and Lackey confirmed. Wainwright also said he would have started a Game 5, now will go in G1. #stlcards

  • Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright dealing with a 'dead arm'

    CBS Sports "The Pirates beat the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon (PIT 3, STL 1), and in doing so they touched up St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright for three runs on eight hits and walk in six innings. They didn't knock him around but it wasn't the tall right-hander's best game either. Wainwright now has a..." August 28

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Wainwright says he's been battling a dead arm, which he is reluctant to acknowledge. Usually means he feels it's about over. #Cardinals

  • Adam Wainwright admits, then denies he served fat pitch to Jeter

    Sporting News "Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had the privilege of starting the 2014 MLB All-Star Game for the National League. That also meant he had to pitch to Derek Jeter in Jeter's final All-Star Game. Wainwright gave up a leadoff double to Jeter, then a triple to Mike Trout and a two-run home run to..." July 16

  • Adam Wainwright may be the NL starter in the All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "We’ll know who the All-Star Game starting pitchers are, at the latest, early this afternoon when the managers meet the press. But there is some suggestion that Mike Matheny may call his own guy’s number and have Adam Wainwright make the start. Rick Hummel reports that Matheny and Wainwright are..." July 14

  • Wainwright says he's ready for next start

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has pronounced himself fit for duty and his next scheduled start. The 6-foot-7 righthander threw "35 to 40" pitches in a pregame session this morning at Busch Stadium III. Afterward, he said there were no red flags from his troubled right elbow. "I felt very..." June 18

  • Wainwright receives tests, treatment for elbow pain

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A concern that led manager Mike Matheny to remove Adam Wainwright from his shutout after the seventh inning Tuesday is the same reason the Cardinals sent their ace back to St. Louis on Wednesday for a battery of exams. Wainwright had an MRI scan taken of his right elbow and several other tests..." June 12

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    Ryan Boyer @RyanPBoyer

    .@TheCatOnFox says Wainwright was given a cortisone shot and a decision will be made on Friday or Saturday whether he makes Monday start.

  • Wainwright rolls to another win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "This past winter as he ruminated over his outings in the World Series and a few starts last season against teams, like the Reds, that appeared to have him decoded, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright realized that to be the pitcher he wanted to be, he had to go to a place he had not been. Too often..." May 26

  • Wainwright OK after twisting knee

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The awkwardness of how Adam Wainwright’s knee bent when trying to field the ball in the seventh inning was not in the eye of the beholder but in the report from the Cardinals medical staff. Before his teammates could chuckle at his misstep, they had to take a breath. “Once I realized he was..." April 23

  • In wake of Kershaw's jackpot, does Waino have regrets?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After news broke that Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw had signed a seven-year, $215-million extension that made him the highest-paid pitcher ever and set other records for baseball salary, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright sent him a congratulatory text. It was not green with..." January 19

  • Wainwright hopes to atone for poor showing

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In early March 2011, Adam Wainwright had “Tommy John” surgery to replace a ligament in his right elbow. For the first time since forever, he was not playing baseball in April when the Masters Tournament came around. Wainwright took advantage of the opportunity to go to Augusta National and..." October 28

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Wainwright prepping to start Game 5, not going on short rest. That was a possibility if #Cardinals were down 0-3 in #WorldSeries. #stlcards

  • Wainwright worked hard to find way to Game 1 "Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been hoping for this moment since the day he arrived in Jupiter Fla. earlier this year and discovered that the zip had returned to his fastball and the bite to his offspeed stuff. It is with his weapons fully restored that the right-hander will take the mound..." October 22

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    No surprise; #stlcards Adam Wainwright will start Game 1

  • Beltran, Wainwright lead Cards to 9-1 win over Bucs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Pittsburgh Pirates the last National League team to qualify for a division series since that format was instituted in 1995 got off very much on the wrong foot today against the kings of divisional play. The Cardinals who have won eight of the previous 10 division series in which they have..." October 04

  • Wainwright ready for challenge posed by Pirates "Adam Wainwright had two of the worst games of his career against Cincinnati this season. But that didn't mean the Cardinals ace was rooting for Pittsburgh while watching Tuesday's National League Wild Card Game. He knows the Bucs' lineup is just as dangerous. "I've learned in my years you never..." October 03

  • Wainwright carries the load, Cards beat Rockies 4-3

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Whatever Adam Wainwright gave away early as he groped for the feel on his pitches the Cardinals ace got back on his own later — and then some. Never once did he lose his grip on the game. Before Wainwright could get his first out Wednesday at Coors Field the host Colorado Rockies had a..." September 19

  • Wainwright wins 1st game in nearly a month, 6-1 over Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright hadn’t won a game for nearly a month. But he still is tied for the National League in wins at 14 after a dominant seven-inning 11-strikeout performance against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Wainwright winless in four starts since July 21 was the staff ace he..." August 18

  • Wainwright wins 12th in Cards' 9-5 win over Astros

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Adam Wainwright, predictably, was his dominant self against the Houston Astros on Tuesday at Busch Stadium, Already 12-1 with a 1.58 career earned run average against the Astros, who often were good when he faced them in the National League, the Cardinals’ righthander stopped Houston on five..." July 10

  • Cards Wainwright's new schedule makes Harvey favorite for All-Star start

    CBS Sports "The full All-Star Game rosters will be unveiled in a few hours, but it's very safe to say Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will be named to the NL squad. The big right-hander has gone 11-5 with a 2.36 ERA this year, and he leads the league in innings (133 2/3), complete games (four), shutouts (two)..." July 06

  • Waino outduels Harvey for big Citi win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A duel between two potential All-Stars didn't disappoint as Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright and Mets crowd-pleaser Matt Harvey raced the rain with a crisp, quick and taut game at Citi Field. Wainwright (10-3) proved the victor — with a little help from his friends. Jon Jay had a catch at the..." June 14

  • Wainwright mixing up delivery

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A couple years ago, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright was working to change the pace of his delivery to throw off the timing of baserunners. He found, like other pitchers have, that it did the same to the hitter. That got him thinking that maybe the sequence of his pitches wasn’t the only thing..." June 09

  • Wainwright weathers KC, leads Cards to 6-3 win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The later in the game he pitched the better Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright got. The Cardinals' righty slogged through the early innings of the game. Kansas City tagged him for 10 hits before he was halfway through the game. He needed 72 pitches to get through five innings and wasn't out of the..." May 28

  • Wainwright, Descalso lead Cards over Padres 10-2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Adam Wainwright, Daniel Descalso and Mike Matheny all recorded firsts at Petco Park on Tuesday night. The first had never won a game here as a pitcher. The second never had hit a grand slam. And the third had been 0-4 here as a manager. All those droughts were quenched in a 10-2 Cardinals..." May 22

  • Do Cards have ace? Numbers say it's Waino

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Baseball would be diminished without great arguments. It is entirely appropriate, even necessary, for a timeless game to promote inscrutable questions. What else to do during the pauses between Erik Bedard offerings? Who would you draft first, Trout or Harper? Should the designated hitter be..." May 06

  • Wainwright dazzles in Cards 2-0 win vs. Nats

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Two outs shy of his second shutout in three starts, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright handed his carefully and dominantly crafted start to the bullpen for safe keeping. What he started, he would not be finishing. Edward Mujica did. With Bryce Harper on second base with his leadoff double..." April 24

  • D-Backs cuff Wainwright, Cards, 6-2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright still is seeking his first opening-day victory. Rained out of one potential win and failed by his bullpen in another first-day start, Wainwright was cuffed for 11 hits and four runs, three earned tonight, by the Arizona Diamondbacks before he was lifted after..." April 02

  • Wainwright, Cardinals agree on five-year extension "With his family in the front row, management seated to his side and teammates watching from the corner, Adam Wainwright stood behind a podium and first offered a warning. "I'm going to try to get through this without crying," he said. "But it may be tough." On a day when the Cardinals..." March 28

  • Cards lock up Wainwright

    Fox Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals have locked up their top starting pitcher, reaching agreement with right-hander Adam Wainwright on a five-year, $97.5 million contract extension, according to major-league sources. Wainwright, 31, was set to become a free agent at the end of the season. He will earn $13..." March 27

  • Wainwright talks enter final days

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright made his final start Tuesday of spring training before opening day next week in Arizona. It was not, however, the last time he’ll make news this spring. Negotiations between Wainwright’s representative and the Cardinals continue to accelerate with a mutually..." March 27

  • 'Time's ticking' on deal for Wainwright

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The same "day to day" description of the outlook for several injured Cardinals applies to another lingering question at the end of spring training camp: Whether a deal can be struck with ace Adam Wainwright on a contract extension. The Cardinals are operating on the understanding that their..." March 25

  • Preparing for Opening Day, Wainwright sharp "Adam Wainwright continued his steady march toward the regular season, giving the Cardinals 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball on Thursday in a 3-2 win over the Mets at Tradition Field. St. Louis' Opening Day starter walked three, struck out three and allowed three hits. One of the hits was a two-run..." March 21

  • Adam Wainwright's agent meets with Cardinal execs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright pitches less than an hour north of his team's facility against the New York Mets, his agent met with Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and general manager John Mozeliak about an extension for his client. Steve Hammond said he left the meeting with the sense..." March 21

  • Wainwright sharp; Cards' bats potent

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright said he sensed that others might be more concerned about his future contract than he was, but, just in case, he decided to take the pulse of the clubhouse. “I just hope it’s not a burden,” said Wainwright, “so I asked Mitchell Boggs if anyone was getting..." February 26