By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The St. Louis Cardinals received good news from Adam Wainwright’s doctors. The right-handed pitcher had successful Tommy John surgery on Monday.
He left spring training last week to have his right elbow examined in St. Louis. After being examined in St. Louis, doctors recommended his second Tommy John surgery in his career.
Wainwright will miss the entire 2011 season once the surgery is performed. Once he is eligible to throw again, he will begin to ramp up later this year for the 2012 season.
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He was 20-11 with a 2.42 ERA in 33 starts last season. He finished second in the National League Cy Young voting to Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay.
Wainwright even missed his final scheduled start last season due to a forearm strain.
He became a starter for the Cardinals in 2007. He has a career 64-34 record in a 119 starts in the past four years.
He was a reliever in 2006, when the Cardinals won the World Series, before making the move to being a starter.
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“It’s not a real surprise to us this morning,” said Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak of Wainwright’s diagnosis, “but certainly a disappointment and a finality to this process.”
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