JUPITER, Fla. - St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and miss the entire season.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed the prognosis Thursday at the team's spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla. He said he learned of the news Wednesday night after the 29-year-old pitcher sought a second opinion in Los Angeles.
Wainwright felt stiffness in his arm after Monday's throwing session.
Wainwright won 20 games last year and was runner-up for the NL Cy Young Award. His loss leaves the team with a big hole in what looked to be a stable starting rotation.