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  1. Michael Wacha cleared to return Saturday vs. Reds

    Sep 17, 2014, 6:34 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM, the Cardinals have cleared right-hander Michael Wacha to return to the starting rotation this Saturday evening against the visiting Reds.

  2. Michael Wacha feels “great” after bullpen session

    Sep 14, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Marco Gonzales is starting in place of Michael Wacha on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies, with manager Mike Matheny acknowledging to the media late last week that Wacha hasn’t looked quite right since returning on September 4 from a stress reaction in his right shoulder. It’s not clear what the plan is for Wacha, but he hasn’t been shut down.

  3. Marco Gonzales to start on Sunday in place of Michael Wacha

    Sep 12, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says Michael Wacha “doesn’t look right”, so Marco Gonzales will start on Sunday against the Rockies instead.

  4. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

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    Some late inning Yankee heroics keep them in the playoff hunt.

  5. The Cardinals send the Brewers to their ninth straight loss

    Sep 5, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals now have a four-game lead over the Brewers in the National League Central.

  6. Michael Wacha to start Thursday for the Cardinals

    Sep 2, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Michael Wacha’s recovery from a shoulder injury has gone so well that the Cardinals just announced he’ll come off the disabled list to start Thursday against the Brewers.

  7. Michael Wacha to make first rehab start Sunday with the Double-A Springfield Cardinals

    Aug 27, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT

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    From Brian Stull of STL Baseball Weekly comes word that Michael Wacha has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with the Double-A Springfield Cardinals. Wacha threw a simulated game at Springfield on Wednesday afternoon and reported no issues with his shoulder.

  8. Yadier Molina hopes to resume swinging this week

    Aug 19, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Great news here for the second-place Cardinals. Injured catcher Yadier Molina told Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest on Tuesday afternoon that he is hoping to be cleared to begin swinging a bat on Wednesday or Thursday.

  9. Mike Matheny on Michael Wacha’s bullpen session: “I was expecting less”

    Aug 19, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    “It looked really close to what we normally would see when he’s out there.”

  10. Michael Wacha throws off mound for first time since June

    Aug 17, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    There are still quite a few hurdles to leap over, but Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha looks to be progressing toward a mid-to-late September return.

  11. Michael Wacha’s shoulder “feels strong” and “alive, really” after starting throwing program

    Aug 6, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha took a big step in his recovery from a stress reaction in his shoulder by starting a throwing program Tuesday after six weeks on the sidelines.

  12. Cardinals believe Michael Wacha will pitch again this season

    Aug 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Before being shut down Wacha built on his impressive rookie campaign by posting nearly identical numbers as a sophomore, including a 2.79 ERA and 83/26 K/BB ratio in 90 innings spread over 15 starts.

  13. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  14. Michael Wacha’s MRI was encouraging

    Jul 21, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    He could be throwing pitches in anger in September.

  15. Cardinals are interested in David Price, but “would want a financial commitment” from him

    Jul 20, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Cardinals have interest in acquiring Rays ace David Price but only if they can be sure it’s not going to be a short-term rental.

  16. Looking ahead to the second half of the season

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    What contenders are just a pretenders? Who needs to make a big trade? Who actually WILL make a big trade? Come on in for all of your second half preview needs.

  17. Cardinals reportedly making a strong push to acquire Jake Peavy from Red Sox

    Jul 8, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

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    It seems like a sensible fit, as the Cardinals need rotation help with Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia injured and the last-place Red Sox could be looking to sell off expensive veterans.

  18. Michael Wacha not ready to resume throwing

    Jul 7, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Michael Wacha was shut down two weeks ago due to a stress reaction to the scapula bone in his throwing shoulder and the timeline for his return remains a question mark.

  19. Joe Kelly expected to be activated from disabled list Friday

    Jul 7, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Joe Kelly hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 16 due to a severe strain of his left hamstring.

  20. Shelby Miller pulled from start due to back tightness

    Jun 24, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals lost both Jaime Garcia and Michael Wacha to shoulder injuries on Sunday. Now they may be down a third starting pitcher in two days. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that right-hander Shelby Miller was lifted from his start Tuesday night at Coors Field because of tightness in his back.

  21. Cardinals calling up 2013 first-round pick Marco Gonzales to help in rotation

    Jun 23, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Now that Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia are both on the disabled list with shoulder injuries, the Cardinals are calling up one of their top prospects to help bolster their starting rotation.

  22. A’s giving Sonny Gray extra time between starts

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Whenever a team skips a young starter’s turn in the rotation it leads to questions about the health of that young starter, especially after the Cardinals did that with Michael Wacha last week while claiming they were simply giving him “rest.”

  23. Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia both headed to the DL with shoulder injuries

    Jun 22, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Bad news for the Cardinals: Two very important starters are headed to the disabled list with shoulder injuries.

  24. Cardinals skipping Michael Wacha’s next start for “rest”

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha will not make his scheduled start Sunday, but the team says he’s healthy and they’re simply giving the 22-year-old some rest to limit his workload.

  25. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 18, 2014, 6:41 AM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    Nine wins in a row and the shelling of a Tigers ace for the second straight night. And with that, the Royals are in first place.

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