Adam Wainwright has elbow surgery to address lingering discomfort - KMOV.com

Adam Wainwright has elbow surgery to address lingering discomfort

 ST. LOUIS, Mo. (BaseballStL) -- Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had elbow surgery to "trim" a small piece of cartilage from his right elbow, the team announced in a news release Friday.

Following a MRI earlier in the week, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that Wainwright, who went 20-9 with a 2.38 ERA in 2014, would not need surgery to repair lingering issues he was experiencing.  Wainwright, however, requested additional tests and a second MRI, resulting in Friday's surgery.

Wainwright had well-documented struggles in both Game 1 of the NLDS and NLCS. He pitched much better in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Giants, giving up just two runs in 7 innings.  

The surgery is considered minor.  Wainwright will begin a throwing program in eight weeks.

 

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