It seems that Uncle Charlie is going to be back just in time for the Cardinals’ playoff run. The Cardinals will activate Adam Wainwright off the DL on Wednesday. He hasn’t pitched since tearing his achilles running out of the box early in the year.
Cardinals said Wainwright will be available out of the bullpen as soon as he’s activated. This is significant and almost gives me the feeling that we should be ready for some type of Bumgarner type performance out of the bullpen through October. I don’t think anyone should expect him to get a start the rest of this season, but Wainwright provides a ton of value out of the pen for the ball club. Especially since the Cardinals even without Wainwright have the best pitching staff in baseball.