Adam Wainwright Out For Season With Elbow Injury

Adam Wainwright was looking to pitch himself to another Cy Young caliber season in 2011, but was halted by an elbow injury. Wainwright will have to receive Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow.

Wainwright is one of the top pitchers in all of baseball and has been for the last 3 seasons. Since 2008, Wainwright has not seen his ERA go over 3.20. Last year, Wainwright won 20 games, posted a stellar 2.42 ERA and hurled 230.1 IP. Wainwright ranked 2nd in complete games with 5, 2nd in shutouts, 4th in strikeouts (213),  3rd in WHIP and 4th in WAR.

Wainwright’s injury will hurt the Cardinals. The Cards will have to suffer a huge loss to the strength of their team, the pitching rotation. Carpenter is 35 and may not have the same stuff as he had in years past, meaning that Wainwright would have probably been the ace of the Cards staff and he was also a contender for the 2011 Cy Young.

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