Thursday, February 24, 2011
by Jess Estremera
Cardinal Ace and the man who cost the Mets a trip to the World Series in 2006, will need Tommy John Surgery in his throwing elbow. Adam Wainwright will miss the 2011 season and some of next season recovering from the surgery. St. Louis can void their $9 million option for 2012 and $12 million for 2013 if he ends the season on the disabled list according to Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports. Wainwright finished second in the Cy Young voting after Roy Halladay last year. In 2010 he finished with 20 wins. In 2011 he didn't make it out of Spring Training.