Cardinals' Wainwright goes on IL with strained hamstring

St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

MIAMI (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 10-day injured list, and the team is awaiting a determination of the severity of his left hamstring strain.

The 37-year-old Wainwright was hurt running out a double in the fifth inning of Sunday night's loss at the Cubs. He returned to St. Louis for evaluation while the Cardinals flew to Miami for a three-game series.

Manager Mike Shildt said Monday he hadn't decided who will take Wainwright's turn in the rotation Friday at the Mets. Right-hander Ryan Helsley was recalled from Triple-A Memphis after being optioned there Sunday.

Wainwright (5-6, 4.46 ERA) is tied for the team lead in wins and is second in innings at 70 1/3. He surpassed 2,000 career innings on Sunday.


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