April 26th, 2015
Injuries are already starting to take a toll in the 2015 season and now a couple more pitchers and batters are going to miss an ample amount of time due to injuries.
The most important injury has to be to starting ace Adam Wainwright (SP, STL) who was hurt on Saturday after trying to beat a popout in the fifth inning. The subsequent injury is reported to be an injured Achilles and he will undergo a MRI on Monday to see the extent of the injury. Wainwright was placed on the 15-day DL today and it is expected that he will miss the remainder of the 2015 season with the injury. The 33-year-old was 2-1 with a 1.44 ERA through four starts while striking out 18 in 25 innings of work. Plus, he had yet to give up a home run this season.
Another pitcher due to be out for some time is Hisashi Iwakuma (SP, SEA).