Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:32:00 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (shoulder) received positive news from his MRI Monday, Aug. 18, and he felt so good he threw a bullpen session. Manager Mike Matheny observed a 35-pitch session of fastballs and changeups, and said Wacha threw at 75-80 percent effort. Wacha will throw again Wednesday, Aug. 20, and will ratchet up the intensity.
Fantasy Tip: There is no public timeline for when Wacha will be able to return to the big club. Fantasy owners should not drop him, and they need to be patient.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:21:33 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (scapula) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Aug. 16. He will undergo an MRI exam Monday, Aug. 18.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:57:12 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (scapula) is throwing off a mound for the first time in two months Saturday, Aug. 16.
Fantasy Tip: This is just an initial step in a throwing program that could take a couple of weeks before a rehab stint.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:49:51 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (scapula) has graduated to throwing from 120 feet off of flat ground. He's expected to have an MRI this week before throwing off a mound.
Fantasy Tip: Wacha could make three or four starts next month and should remain owned in all leagues.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:01:01 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (shoulder) threw a pain-free light throwing session Tuesday, Aug. 5. "I don't feel any pain in the shoulder or anything like that," Wacha said. "It definitely feels strong. It feels alive, really." The team remains optimistic that Wacha can return to pitch this year.
Fantasy Tip: Be patient. Wacha probably won't return this month as he works back from his arm woes. However, he could still make an impact in the final full month of the season. Continue stashing him everywhere.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:13:50 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (shoulder) has a good chance of returning to pitch this season, according to the club. General manager John Mozeliak said Wacha's most recent MRI exam showed a lot of healing in his arm, and the inflammation appears to be down.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously, continue to stash Wacha everywhere, until now. If he has another setback, though, that'll likely be game over for the rest of his season. With a throwing program and a minor league rehab assignment, he could be ready sometime in September.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:47:28 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (scapula) has been cleared to begin a throwing program Tuesday, Aug. 5. He'll have an MRI in two weeks to check how his shoulder has reacted to throwing.
Fantasy Tip: Wacha could return in early September, but there's a slight chance he could go to the bullpen.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:15:54 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (shoulder) will have an MRI on his right shoulder blade Monday, Aug. 4, and if the results are as expected, he'll begin a throwing program next week. General manager John Mozeliak said it's possible Wacha could return as a reliever if that best suits his long-term health. However, Mozeliak feels Wacha will return as a starter.
Fantasy Tip: Wacha should return in around a month. Keep him stashed until then.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:34:21 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, July 30.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:30:58 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals plan on checking SP Michael Wacha (scapula) because he has a unique stress fracture and the team wants to make sure it won't recur anytime soon. The team is checking out whether it is something in the weight room, his mechanics or other causes.