Michael Wacha 52 | Pitcher

St. Louis Cardinals

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Mon. July 21, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Wacha (shoulder) could be cleared to throw in approximately two weeks, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Impact: Wacha underwent an MRI and CT scan Monday, later stating that the results were "encouraging." He hasn't yet been cleared to begin throwing, but will be allowed to "ramp up" his pre-throwing program as early as Tuesday. Once actual throwing begins, the 23-year-old righty will need roughly three weeks before returning to a mound, and will likely require several rehab starts. He hasn't pitched since June 17 due to a stress reaction in his right scapula, but still hopes to be able to return and contribute before the end of the season. Despite Wacha's optimism, the extended absence is not news fantasy owners would like to hear, although they may have his services just in time for the playoffs.(RotoWire, )
July 20, 2014
News: Wacha (shoulder) will have an MRI on Monday to see if he can begin a throwing program, MLB.com reports. Impact: Wacha is coming off two weeks of rest to allow the shoulder to heal, and if there's good news Monday he could be back in the rotation in early August.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 7, 2014
News: Wacha (shoulder) will rest another two weeks before resuming throwing again, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Impact: Wacha's MRI showed improvement following a stress reaction to the scapula in his right shoulder, but not quite as much progress as originally hoped, as the right-hander will spend at least another two weeks on the shelf. After the prescribed rest is up, the team will revisit the possibility of the 23-year-old beginning a throwing program. As it currently stands, Wacha likely won't be taking the hill for the Cardinals until well after the All-Star break, leaving Joe Kelly to man his spot in the rotation for the foreseeable future.(RotoWire, )
Michael Wacha
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 6"  Wt: 210  Age: 23
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 7/1/1991, Iowa City, Iowa
College: Texas A&M
Debut: 2013
Salary: $510,000
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Stress reaction, right shoulder)