After staggering out of the batter’s box Saturday in Miller Park the veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright received news that he is likely done for the season with an Achilles injury. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says that Wainwright hasn’t gone for an MRI yet, but the expectation is a torn Achilles.
General manager John Mozeliak said on a local radio show:
“I would imagine that with this injury Waino will not pitch again this season, but we want to wait for the reports Monday”
The 33 year old missed 2011 with Tommy John surgery and missed the Cardinals’ World Series run, but the difference was that the organization had time to find another starter. In 1566 career innings pitched, all with St. Louis, he has posted a 2.98 ERA, 3.11 FIP with a 35.1 fWAR.
The Cardinals do have some pitching depth to get them through the season with Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez, Lance Lynn, John Lackey, Tyler Lyons, and Marco Gonzales, but they could look to add some pitching at the deadline.
Wainwright is due around $75 million through 2018, so there could be concern about his future with the team. Achilles injuries could be difficult to deal with especially if it’s a pitcher’s push off leg.
- Yasiel Puig and Joel Peralta of the Dodgers were placed on the DL. Puig has a left hamstring strain and Peralta has been experiencing dead arm.
- Max Scherzer of the Nationals is unlikely to make his next start due to a jammed thumb that occurred during an at-bat Thursday.
- Brandon McCarthy of the Dodgers left Saturday's start against the Padres due to tightness in his elbow. He will get an MRI on Monday.
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