St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright was all smiles after his Wednesday morning bullpen session, confirming that he will be ready to make his scheduled start on Saturday.
“This is something that we’ve got alleviated now. Had I been a little silly and went out and pitched and threw a 100-something pitches grinding through a tough game, could’ve set myself back three or four starts. We missed one to stay on top of things for the rest of the season.”
Wainwright, who missed his last start due to tendinitis in his elbow, worked through all of his pitches during today’s bullpen session.
“You can catch them with a Kleenex,” laughed Wainwright about his usual bullpen velocity. “I put a little more in today, just to test it, than I normally would.”
Wainwright said he will do a little more work in the training room the next couple of weeks, but does not expect to have an lingering effects the rest of the season.
SIEGRIST DEALING WITH NEW ISSUE
–While Wainwright is on track, Kevin Siegrist did not throw a bullpen as had been scheduled for today. The left-hander shared his forearm is fine, but had some difficulty getting loose in his last throwing session as the result of a nerve issue in his shoulder. Siegrist experienced the same issue in Spring Training, basically explaining a nerve is “trapped” in a muscle which makes it difficult to get loose. He is being treated for the condition and hopes to throw again Friday.
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