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With acknowledgement that right-hander Adam Wainwright suffered an injury to his left Achilles coming out of the batters’ box on Saturday, the Cardinals have begun to brace for the strong possibility that they won’t see Wainwright pitch again this year.

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Adam Wainwright suffered what the Cardinals are right now labeling a left ankle injury when he broke from the batter’s box after hitting a fifth-inning popup. Limping around in a walking boot afterward, Wainwright confirmed that the injury is in the back of his ankle — or as manager Mike Matheny described it, “a bad spot.” Wainwright will travel back to St. Louis with the team after Sunday’s game and then have an MRI taken of his ankle on Monday.

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Harris’ Major League debut worth the wait

As he sat on the bullpen bench watching Adam Wainwright get helped off the field, Mitch Harris received the summons he’s been waiting on for so long. He called the circumstances “bittersweet,” but with his debut on Saturday, Harris became the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy since Nemo Gaines in 1921 to appear in a Major League game.

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With his 12-pitch appearance on Friday, Cardinals reliever Jordan Walden became the Majors’ first reliever to appear in his 11th game this year. He did so within the team’s first 15 games, too, which begs the question of whether the Cardinals are growing concerned about potential early-season over-usage.

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After investing in various mechanical changes this spring, lefty Kevin Siegrist has opened the season with numbers reminiscent of those he posted during a sensational 2013 season. Siegrist is getting those results, however, with a much different look.

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