Adam Wainwright placed on IL, Matz activated

The St. Louis Cardinals on Friday afternoon placed ace right-hander Adam Wainwright on the injured list.

In a tweet, the veteran starter said he tested positive for COVID-19 but has no symptoms.

“Just so everyone knows, I feel great. 100%, with zero symptoms,” Wainwright wrote. “Out of an abundance of caution and following MLB protocols I have to test negative twice before I can return. Which we’re hoping is very soon. Thanks for thinking about me!”

Wainwright, is scheduled to start Tuesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. He has a 3.18 ERA in six starts this season, and is chasing history alongside battery-mate Yadier Molina.

Also, lefty Steven Matz returned from the bereavement list Friday afternoon.

Stay tuned to Interstate 70 Sports Media for more updates.

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