Cardinals clear Adam Wainwright to make his spring debut

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Adam Wainwright’s abdominal strain has healed enough that the Cardinals have scheduled their ace to make his spring training debut Saturday.

Shortly after arriving at camp last month Wainwright headed back to St. Louis to be examined by specialists, but it appears as though he’s avoided another serious injury as he attempts to make his way back from offseason elbow surgery.

He reported no problems following a 50-pitch simulated game Monday and, barring any setbacks, it’s certainly doable for Wainwright to build up enough arm strength to be ready for Opening Day.