The Cardinals suffered their worst loss of the season Thursday afternoon to the Mets, but the organization did get some positive news earlier in the day.
According to MLB.com’s Matthew Leach, righty Adam Wainwright threw a two-inning bullpen session on Thursday morning at Busch Stadium and reported no issues with his surgically-repaired elbow.
Wainwright, who underwent Tommy John surgery in February, tossed two sets of 20 pitches. They were all straight fastballs, but he’s planning to incorporate changeups within the next couple weeks.
The Cardinals ace will take November and December off before kick-starting a normal offseason throwing program in January. He’s expected to be back at full strength by the start of spring training.
Waino will make $9 million in 2012 and $12 million in 2013 via a dual club option that the Cardinals will exercise as soon as their season comes to a close. He earned a $6.5 million salary this year.