Although the extent of Adam Wainwright’s injury is not yet known — and won’t be until after an MRI tomorrow — he was placed on the 15-day disabled list today. But instead of just the vague description from last night that he had a left ankle injury, the team announced today that he does have an Achilles injury.
Of course, one look at Twitter last night would have told you a variety of Achilles injuries he had suffered based on how he was and wasn’t moving. Who knew so many Cardinals fans are doctors — and such experts at diagnosing just based on what they see on a TV screen?
Taking Wainwright’s spot on the roster at the moment is catcher Cody Stanley, which is an interesting move. Is there more to Yadi’s sore knee even after the news that he hoped to play today (and is not, as Tony Cruz will be in there once again)? Personally, I’m glad to see Stanley get the call — he’s a former River Bandit and was on the 2011 Midwest League champion team with Trevor Rosenthal, so I’ve watched him play many times.
Here’s the official news release from the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with an injury to his left Achilles and left ankle. Catcher Cody Stanley has been recalled from Memphis (AAA).
Wainwright, 33, injured his left lower ankle and Achilles during his at-bat in the top of the 5th during Saturday night’s game at Milwaukee. He had pitched 4.0 shutout innings against the Brewers, facing the minimum, while allowing four hits and striking out four. Wainwright has a 2-1 record and 1.44 ERA in four 2015 starts.
This is Stanley’s first appearance with the Major League club, and he will be making his Major League debut in his first game appearance. The Clinton, N.C., native had appeared in 15 games for Memphis, seven behind the plate, and was batting .216 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI. Stanley, 26, was drafted in the 4th Round (139th overall) of the 2010 June Amateur draft by St. Louis out of University of North Carolina – Wilmington.