Adam Wainwright RUMORS & NEWS

  • Should the Cardinals move Adam Wainwright to the bullpen?

    Yardbarker "There is no question that the usual ace of the St. Louis Cardinals, Adam Wainwright, has struggled this season. After his first three starts Wainwright had an ERA of 8.27 which worried many. This came off of a horrible game that saw Wainwright get obliterated by the Cincinnati Reds where..." May 15

  • Wainwright vents frustrations after another poor start

    The Score "After being staked to a 4-0 lead Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals righty Adam Wainwright still couldn't pick up his first win of the season in three tries. The three-time All-Star was bombed for seven earned runs on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings of work, pushing his ERA to..." April 17

  • Cardinals plan to start Adam Wainwright on Opening Day

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With the usual caveats always attached to such pronouncements this early in camp, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed the obvious: Adam Wainwright will start opening day against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on April 3. The start will be Wainwright's fourth consecutive opening day..." February 21

  • Wainwright enters spring feeling strong "Adam Wainwright insists the moment wasn't scripted, but it might as well have been so. There Wainwright was, the first out of the clubhouse door following the Cardinals' morning meeting, the rest of the team's pitchers and catchers trailing in line behind him. He led the flock to Field 1, where..." February 19

  • Adam Wainwright angry over how late he went in ‘expert’ fantasy draft

    Larry Brown Sports "For every 1,000 professional athletes that claim they don’t pay attention to fantasy sports and could not possibly care less about your fantasy team, there is a guy like St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright who pays close attention to where he is drafted. Earlier this week, Sirius XM..." January 21

  • Adam Wainwright Doesn't Think Jason Heyward Wanted To Be "The One"

    Deadspin "The Cardinals are, for some reason, still saying things about Jason Heyward, who signed with the Chicago Cubs this offseason after playing just one season in St. Louis. Manager Mike Matheny got snippy when Heyward told reporters that one of the reasons he left St. Louis is that the Cubs have a..." December 24

  • Adam Wainwright calls out MLB for erectile dysfunction ads

    CBS Sports "We've all seen them. Since at least last year MLB broadcasts -- both local and national -- have featured erectile dysfunction ads. It seems like there is one every commercial break. There are different versions but the message is always the same. Tuning the commercials out while watching alone..." October 10

  • Adam Wainwright to join Cardinals' bullpen for stretch run

    Sporting News "The Cardinals have been hit hard with injuries as the regular season winds down, but they will welcome a familiar face this week when ace Adam Wainwright is activated from the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. Wainwright, who tore his left Achilles on April 25 in his fourth start of the..." September 30

  • Wainwright, as he promised, set to appear in game

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "What the Cardinals saw from Adam Wainwright on Monday afternoon as he bounced off the mound, darted to backup bases, and even completed a faux rundown, probably means he’s ready for the next step of a return to the mound only he predicted. It will come out of the bullpen into a game, as soon as..." September 29

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Wainwright said his simulated inning went very well today and that he does not expect needing to pass any more tests before coming off DL.

  • Wainwright faces hitters, begins making case for October

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Adam Wainwright’s first appearance against hitters since rupturing his Achilles’ tendon in April came sooner than expected and went as well as expected, but that did not mean the Cardinals starter was content. Which was, outside of his pitches, the feel he wanted. “It’s a step in the right..." September 24

  • Cardinals get good news on Adam Wainwright, bad on Yadier Molina

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals delivered two pieces of injury information Monday. One is pretty great news for the club while the other is at least somewhat bad news. We'll start with the good. Ace starter Adam Wainwright, who was previously declared out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, has been..." September 21

  • Wainwright awaits decision on Monday

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After Tuesday’s game, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny admitted that there was something about Miller Park that made him uncomfortable watching his pitchers break from the batter’s box for first base. That something was standing not too far away: Adam Wainwright. Back in April against..." September 17

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Adam Wainwright just threw off the mound, finished with some applause from teammates watching. Completed a light bullpen session #cardinals

  • 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