St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been fighting injuries on a near-constant basis since late in 2014. It’s appears to be a problem again, as the veteran came up limping after batting against the Brewers on Saturday.

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Wainwright Suffers Ankle Injury vs. Brewers

Saturday, April 25

Scott Miller of Bleacher Report noted that Wainwright left the game, limping badly, after an at-bat on Saturday. The Cardinals announced it as an ankle injury that he will have re-evaluated when the team returns to St. Louis. Jenifer Langosch of reported the MRI is scheduled for Monday and that the team isn’t ruling out an Achilles injury.

Wainwright has endured his share of issues since the Cardinals reported to spring training in February. He suffered an abdominal strain on February 26 and didn’t pitch in a game until March 21. While he’s currently 2-1 with a 1.44 ERA so far this season, the injuries are concerning.

After the 2014 season ended, Wainwright underwent a minor procedure on his pitching elbow to repair an issue with cartilage. Despite some of the wear and tear on his arm, the 33-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down. 

Since 2012, Wainwright has made at least 32 starts with 198.2 innings and 184 strikeouts each season. He’s finished in the top three of National League Cy Young voting in the last two seasons. There’s no doubt he leads the St. Louis rotation, so the team needs to be cautious with the workhorse to ensure he’s around for the entire year. 

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