Adam Wainwright, who has missed the entire season thanks to Tommy John surgery, is progressing in his return, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The Cardinals pitcher made 50 throws from 120 feet on Monday, a workout he will repeat this week as he readies himself to be ready to open next season. It's possible Wainwright will be with another team as the Cardinals hold a club option they can choose to decline. It's likely that Wainwright's option is exercised, however, as he is simply too good to let walk even with a missed season.
"I can see the light at the end of this," Wainwright said, adding that his throwing program had been slowed by triceps soreness. The current timetable has Wainwright throwing off the mound at less than full strength in early September.
Wainwright said his throwing program was slowed by triceps soreness, but he's worked through the muscle ache and now could be throwing off the mound, though not at full strength, early in September.
"I'm feeling good. I can see the mound coming," he said.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeonBaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.