Adam Wainwright, Cardinals ace, will miss entire season after Tommy John surgery
Adam Wainwright, a 20-game winner and Cy Young Award runner-up last season, will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, General Manager John Mozeliak confirmed Thursday from spring training in Jupiter, Fla.
The 29-year-old pitcher felt stiffness after Monday's throwing session and was sent back to St. Louis for tests by team doctors. Mozeliak said Wainwright then went to Los Angeles for a second opinion.
The news comes days after the Cardinals learned they would be without utility infielder Nick Punto for eight to 12 weeks due to surgery for a sports hernia.
-- Chuck Schilken
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Adam Wainwright. Credit: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press