Adam Wainwright returns to St. Louis for MRI on elbow

Adam Wainwright returns to St. Louis for MRI on elbow

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 10: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 10, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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Posted on June 11, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 11 at 4:50 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright returned to St. Louis Wednesday morning to have an MRI performed on his arm, General Manager John Mozeliak said before the team's game against Tampa Bay.

Those comments were made when Mozeliak appeared on KMOX Radio Wednesday afternoon.

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Mozeliak added there is not any internal ligament damage and that the symptoms appear similar to "tennis elbow."

According to Major League Baseball, the MRI confirmed structural integrity of the elbow, and manager Mike Matheny told reporters in Tampa Bay it wasn't out of the question that Wainwright could make his next start. 


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Wainwright threw seven shutout innings in Tampa Bay Tuesday night. 

“Adam came out and just figured out ways to get outs,” Mike Matheny told reporters Tuesday in Tampa Bay. “I thought that he gets through that seventh and I like where we are with our pen.”

It was the 10th outing this season he went at least seven innings and allowed two or fewer runs. His seven innings pushed him over the 100 mark in just 14 starts, and he was the first in the majors to reach the century level this season. 

Mozeliak said the team will make a decision later this week about Wainwright's next start.

 

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