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Cardinals place Adam Wainwright on COVID-19 disabled list

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Cardinals place right-handers Adam wainwright on the COVID-19 injured list, Katie Woo from The Athletic tweets. The team put Wainwright aside as a precautionary measure after one of his family members tested positive for the virus, according to Woo. In other plays, the Cardinals have activated the outfielder Harrison bader, left handed Andrew Miller in the 10-day IL with a blister on the right foot, and recalled the right Kodi whitley, according to Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat.

Wainwright will miss his scheduled start Sunday in Pittsburgh as a result of this placement at IL. Still, the Cardinals are hopeful the 39-year-old will take the ball against the Mets on Monday.

Wainwright, a career cardinal who was renewed with a one-year warranty and $ 8 million in free agency, has given the club quality production once again this season. While Wainwright didn’t come out of the door particularly well, he turned it around in his two most recent starts, including a complete game, two-run effort against the Phillies on Monday. Through five starts and 28 2/3 innings, Wainwright has posted a 4.08 ERA (with a much better 3.28 SIERA) and posted above-average strikeout and walk percentages of 26.4 and 5.0, respectively.

Bader is finally set to make his debut in 2021 after missing the first weeks of the season with a forearm injury. He got the most starts for the Cardinals in center last year and hit .226 / .336 / .443 with four home runs in 125 plate appearances. Dylan carlson he has managed the position this season but is able to line up in both corner outfield spots. Carlson is off to an excellent start, while the utility Tommy edman other Tyler o’neill have had a decent production in the Cardinals outfield, and Justin williams has fought hard.

Once an elite reliever, Miller has seen his career take a negative turn since signing a two-year, $ 25 million guarantee with the Cardinals heading into 2019. Miller is making $ 12 million this year on an option. of the club that was awarded to him, but his performance is not certain. equals your salary. He gave up two earned runs and two hits in a third inning in a win over the Phillies on Thursday, raising his ERA to 8.59 in 7 1/3 innings. Miller has allowed 12 hits, including two home runs, and walked four early.

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