Take a deep breath Cardinals fans. Adam Wainwright will be ready for Opening Day…
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has been experiencing pain in his abdomen due to a strain, and the Cardinals have been expected to lower his spring training innings as a result.
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The 33-year-old had injured himself in the weight room in February after making an awkward movement with a 45-pound weight.
However, Wainwright’s injury has been revealed as not serious, and he is expected to be ready for Opening Day, which is on April 5.
The Cardinals ace has been a model of consistency for the past seven seasons, and he has finished in the top three in National League Cy Young voting for the last five seasons.
Wainwright went 20-9 with a 2.38 earned run average and 179 strikeouts last season, and he has reached 200 strikeouts three times in his career.
The official MLB Twitter account updated on Wainwright’s condition.
.@Cardinals breathe sigh of relief as @UncleCharlie50’s injury shouldn’t threaten #OpeningDay: http://t.co/bnrjwUiqUi pic.twitter.com/YWdlyLyTQ4
— MLB (@MLB) February 26, 2015