haymarket wrote:Sounds like he is close to returning. Has anyone heard anything else regaurding his role with the team when he is activated? If he is going to be a closer, I am going to drop him. (10 team league with 2 RP spots and weekly lineups = closers always available on the wire.)
"he is close to returning" ? What's your source? The only things I've seen recently was mid to late august, which has me thinking he's at least 2 weeks away, probably 3. I wouldn't call that close. As I've stated before I think his role really depends on Izzy. If Izzy is doing well enough in the closers role I think Wainwright starts.
This is from CBS
News: Cardinals RP/SP Adam Wainwright, on the 15-day disabled list since June 8 with an injury to the middle finger of his right hand, remained on track for a simulated game Tuesday with no ill effects from a bullpen session on Saturday that featured curveballs for the first time. Wainwright expects to have a short rehab assignment if all goes well on Tuesday.
I would guess, if all goes well, we could see him by the end of next week. Maybe I am being too optimistic.