The Cardinals are in Jupiter, Florida for spring training. Our own Brian Feldman is in the middle of all the action. Brian will provide constant updates, so check back through the day for the very latest news.
Feb. 23, 11:54 a.m. - Pujols says it's hard to replace someone who won 20 games. Others will have to step up...like Garcia did last year.
Feb. 23, 11: 53 a.m. - Pujols reacts as well. He says it is disappointing because of how much of a competitor he is. They will just have to go with the guys they have.
Feb. 23, 11:47 a.m. - McClellan says if they want him to be a starter then he's more than ready to do that. He's been that way every year he's been here.
Feb. 23, 11:45 a.m. - McClellan talks about Wainwright too. Says losing him is not just about how good he is on the field but also what he means in the clubhouse.
Feb. 23, 11: 43 a.m. - Garcia says it was one year before he was healthy after Tommy John...but kept feeling better and better as time went on. Took 2 years before he was truly at 100% health.
Feb. 23, 11:42 a.m. - Garcia says things happen for a reason. It was the best thing to ever happen to him to have Tommy John surgery. If it is needed for Wainwright then it could be the same thing.
Feb. 23, 11:40 a.m. - Garcia reacts to the Wainwright news as well. He says it's tough to hear the news. Still hopeful its not the worst case scenario.
Feb. 23, 11:39 a.m. - Lohse knows how horrible it feels to be out with injury. Says it's a helpless feeling. Someone, though he has no idea who, will get an opportunity.
Feb. 23, 11:37 a.m. - Kyle Lohse reacts to Wainwright. He says they have to keep going. Can't do anything about it now. No one will feel sorry for the Cardinals.
Feb. 23, 11:21 a.m. - Still waiting on an update on Wainwright and his evaluation in St. Louis. Probably won't be for a few hours.
Feb. 23, 9:17 a.m. - Tony: The answer is here (meaning they won't go outside the organization)
Feb. 23, 9:12 a.m. - Tyler Greene will get more opportunities in the infield to seize a spot there. Won't take as many fly balls because of the need. Tony says he doesn't worry about Greene in the OF.
Feb. 23, 9:11 a.m. - Finally getting a chance to update on Nick Punto. Out 8-12 weeks with a sports hernia reportedly. Tony says he will be back at full strength after that.
Feb. 23, 9:09 a.m. - Apparently Wainwright had an issue in 1998 and again in 2004 and now again.
Feb. 23, 9:08 a.m. - Tony does not want to speculate on who will take this spot. Says it probably will come down to someone in house. Not outside the organization.
Feb. 23, 9:01 a.m. - Tony says after the bullpen session Monday Wainwright got stiff lateron in the day and then more stiff. Called the trainer and had it checked. Doesn't look good.
Feb. 23, 8:48 a.m. - No option is off the table as far as replacing Wainwright in the rotation. One could be moving Kyle McClellan there and then putting Fernando Salas in the 'pen.