Michael Wacha RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wacha unveils new cutter in first outing

    MLB.com "Introducing the still-developing cutter that he toyed with this winter and has been modifying during bullpen sessions this spring, Michael Wacha made his spring debut on Tuesday with a flash of the efficiency that he hopes the new pitch can bring. Wacha finished his prescribed two innings in..." March 09

  • Cardinals skip Michael Wacha from start to limit innings

    Hardball Talk "One nice thing about having an MLB-best 86-46 record on September 2 is that you can look ahead to the playoffs (and beyond) without worrying much about the final month of the regular season. St. Louis is taking advantage of that by skipping right-hander Michael Wacha from his scheduled start..." September 02

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    John Lackey to start for #stlcards on Friday. Michael Wacha will go Saturday.

  • Wacha will start throwing program today

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Michael Wacha, out since June 17 with a stress reaction in his right shoulder, has been given clearance by the Cardinals’ medical staff to begin a throwing program today. General manager John Mozeliak wouldn’t speculate on how long it would be before the righthander could pitch again, but he..." August 05

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Wacha and Garcia both going on DL with shoulder injuries. #stlcards

  • Wacha pitches, bats Cards to 5-3 win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals climbed over the .500 mark with a 5-3 victory over the visiting Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Michael Wacha was both a pitching and hitting star as the club improved to 21-20 by taking the final game of a weather-fractured series with the visiting Baby..." May 16

  • Cards’ fate again in Michael Wacha’s hands

    Boston Herald "It’s been Michael Wacha’s world for the majority of the 2013 postseason. Now he will have to put together another start well beyond his years to save the St. Louis Cardinals’ season and force a Game 7 in the World Series. Wacha will get the ball facing elimination for the second time this..." October 30

  • Cards rookie Michael Wacha shakes up postseason

    Boston Herald "St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn’t one for hyperbole even when describing his wunderkind World Series Game 2 starter Michael Wacha the 22-year-old NLCS MVP who didn’t even make his first major league start until late May. When asked about the right-hander during yesterday’s pregame..." October 24

  • For Wacha, a quick trip to the World Series

    Boston Globe "Michael Wacha who could start Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park on Thursday has plenty of experience against baseball teams from New England. Wacha pitched an excellent game for Texas A&M against Holy Cross throwing seven shutout innings on Feb. 24 2012. That's right Wacha is 20..." October 23

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Michael Wacha indeed will be Game 2 starter for #STLCArds.

  • Wacha, Wacha, Wacha! Cards advance to World Series

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals qualified for their fourth World Series in the last 10 seasons tonight two more than any other club pending the resolution of the Boston-Detroit series. And they improbably beat Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for the fourth time in four meetings this season. This time it..." October 19

  • Cardinals' rookie Michael Wacha named NLCS MVP

    MLB.com "Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha put together arguably the greatest National League Championship Series ever by a rookie pitcher and he was named the NLCS Most Valuable Player Award winner after leading the Cards to the World Series with yet another sterling postseason performance in..." October 19

  • Cards rookie Wacha talks no-hit bids, Game 2 vs. Kershaw

    CBS Sports "There's a question that some Cardinals pitchers have been asking the last few days a question inspired by rookie Michael Wacha a question that only Wacha is really qualified to answer. It's a question raised the other day by injured Cardinals closer Jason Motte in an interview with ESPN.com's..." October 10

  • Wacha keeps Cards alive

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals pinned their hopes on staying alive in the National League division series today on a starting pitcher who was a few months out of college last year. But Michael Wacha 22 isn’t your ordinary rookie. He had held the Pittsburgh Pirates to two hits and no runs in a seven-inning start..." October 08

  • Cards wanted Wacha in October (so they didn't Strasburg him)

    CBS Sports "John Mozeliak never mentioned Stephen Strasburg. He didn't need to. I knew what he was talking about and so do you. When he said that the Cardinals worked the 2013 program for Michael Wacha and their other young pitchers to make sure they would be ready for September and October the..." October 07

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    FOX Sports Midwest @FSMidwest

    Matheny says Wacha to start Gm4. #stlcards

  • Wacha loses no-hitter with two out in ninth, Cards beat Nats 2-0

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rookie Michael Wacha making just his ninth career start and 15th major-league appearance came within an inch or so of a no-hitter on Tuesday losing it on an infield single with two out in the ninth. Ryan Zimmerman hit a bouncer back to the box that Wacha leaped for and appeared to just get his..." September 25

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    Infield single with 2 outs in the 9th by Nats' Zimmerman has broken up the no-hit bid for #Cardinals Michael Wacha. Tough way to lose it.

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Cardinals will start Michael Wacha on Saturday. That pushes rotation back so Adam Wainwright opens Pirates series.

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Cards made it clear to Angels they have no interest in Martinez or Wacha in an Aybar deal...can't blame Angels for asking

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Angels&Cards have discussed a deal that would send either Carlos Martinez or Mike Wacha & Peter Kozma to LAA for Aybar (Cards reluctant)

  • Wacha learns on the fly in first win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The struggles in the first inning Tuesday for rookie Michael Wacha were so uncharacteristic and the Mets’ responses to his changeup so unusual that teammates, including Adam Wainwright, left the dugout to dissect video of the inning for an explanation. They studied to see if Wacha was tipping..." June 12

  • Wacha takes express route to majors

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals would prefer to keep first-year pro Michael Wacha in the minors for a majority of this season, but a rash of injuries to starters has left them with no choice and one dazzling pitching prospect. He is their best available option. Only 11 months, 29 days removed from his final..." May 29

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    Danny Knobler @DannyKnoblerCBS

    Cardinals announce top prospect Michael Wacha will start Thursday vs. Royals

  • Wacha could be next rookie in line to start

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have reached to Class AA Springfield for yet another rookie pitcher. This makes five who have been brought up during the season to join rookies Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal, who started the season with the Cardinals. And there could be one more, the crown jewel, on the..." May 27

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Michael Wacha no longer listed as Sunday's pitcher for Triple-A Memphis. Have to wonder if that means he'll start for #STLCards Thursday.

  • Wacha waits as Cards promote Lyons

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals can position their decision to promote lefty Tyler Lyons in time to start Wednesday at San Diego as a matter of production and performance. There is also an element of protection. Lyons, a 25-year-old Class AAA starter, will take Jaime Garcia’s next scheduled start. Garcia was..." May 20

  • Cards prospect Wacha impresses in Florida

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With many of their teammates away at the game Friday in Kissimmee, Fla., the Cardinals’ clubhouse was mostly empty and there was plenty of room for debate. On one side was pitcher Shelby Miller, who could recollect many details of a recruiting visit to Texas A&M he made in 2008 as a high school..." March 03

  • Cardinals rotation overreaction update: Trevor Rosenthal hit hard, Michael Wacha excels in Game 1

    Viva El Birdos "Two of the pitching prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals' competition to replace the injured Chris Carpenter made their first appearances of the season in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener, and the results were mixed. Trevor Rosenthal, one of the favorites, got the start, allowing four runs on..." February 24

  • Today in Cards camp: Westbrook, Lynn, Wacha throw

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Two members of the projected Cardinals’ rotation, Jake Westbrook and Lance Lynn, will be among those throwing batting practice to Cardinals’ hitters today but the final tosser may draw the most attention. Righthander Michael Wacha, who skyrocketed through the system after being taken in the..." February 17