The St. Louis Cardinals are playing it safe with starting ace Adam Wainwright…
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has continued to be one of the best starters in baseball, but he is now 33 years old.
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He threw 227 innings in 2014 while throwing a whopping 241.2 in 2013, so the Cardinals are beginning to be cautious with their ace. They’re reportedly planning to limit his innings in spring training and during the season.
Wainwright is entering his 10th season in the majors, and he’s coming off the second 20-win season of his career while posting a 2.38 earned run average.
His career win-loss record stands at 119-66 with a 3.01 ERA. The Cardinals’ plan to limit his workload is not sitting fully well with him, as he pointed out that his production made the difference in the Cardinals winning the National League Central by two games.
The Cardinals enter the 2015 season as favorites to win the World Series once again and will face competition from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals.
Sports Illustrated reported on the Cardinals’ planned approach for Wainwright on Twitter.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 22, 2015