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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cardinals Injury Update: Adam Wainwright, Kevin Siegrist


By on 6/15/2014 11:30:00 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Washington nationals on Saturday by the score of 4-1. The win improved the Cardinals to 36-32 on the season, second in the National League Central. The Cardinals continue to stay close because of a staff that is fourth in the league in ERA. There was a bit of a scare which could have affected the staff down the road when Adam Wainwright went down with an elbow injury. But an MRI came back clean. Although Wainwright will not make his next scheduled start, he should return soon. There is also some news on reliever Kevin Siegrist, who has been out with a forearm strain.


Our own Raymond Bureau reported that Wainwright  pitcher Adam Wainwright has tendonitis, not tennis elbow or a torn UCL, which was initially feared. It appears that Wainwright will not need a stint on the disabled list.

An update on Wainwright, as reported by Alex Halsted of MLB.com, is that he will not make his next scheduled start on Monday. The decision was made on Saturday after Wainwright played catch at Busch Stadium.  Despite improvement from an anti-inflammatory shot, the Cardinals will err on the side of caution. There is no word as of yet who will start on Monday in Wainwright's place.

Wainwright is 9-3 with a 2.15 ERA this season. One of the best pitchers in the Major Leagues over the past several seasons, Wainwright has a career record of 108-60 with a 3.05 ERA.

As for Siegrest, who has been sidelined with a left forearm strain and who last pitched May 23, he is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday. He will need at least one rehab appearance before being activated from the disabled list. When he begins a rehab assignment is currently unknown.

Siegrist has a 3.60 ERA in 23 appearances this season. In 68 career games, Siegrist has allowed only 34 hits in 57 2/3 innings, struck out 77 and has a miniscule 1.51 ERA.

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