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Adam Wainwright cleared for baseball activity

San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 4: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals sits in the dugout with teammates during the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium on July 4, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

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When Adam Wainwright tore his left Achilles in late April, the assumption was that he would be done for the season. However, that Cardinals Devil Magic is at it again, as it’s beginning to sound like he could be available to pitch during the postseason.

According to Jenifer Langosch of, Wainwright has been cleared by doctors to begin baseball activities and could throw a simulated game soon. The hope is that he’ll be able to make it back as a reliever. Of course, Wainwright broke into the majors as a reliever and played a crucial role in the team’s World Series run in 2006.

It would be quite a lift to get Wainwright back in any capacity, but it’s still incredible to see what the Cardinals have been able to do without him. Their 2.92 staff ERA is the best in MLB since the 1988 Mets.

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