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Cardinals receive positive news on Wacha's MRI

Cardinals receive positive news on Wacha's MRI play video for Cardinals receive positive news on Wacha's MRI

The Cardinals reportedly received good news about young right-hander Michael Wacha on Monday, with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporting that an MRI and CT scan on his right shoulder showed encouraging results.

The hope is now that Wacha can begin a throwing program in two weeks, according to the Post-Dispatch.

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"This is positive," Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told Hummel. "This still could put him [pitching for St. Louis] in early September."

Wacha, 23, is 5-5 this season with a 2.79 ERA, but he has not appeared in a game since June 17 -- a six-inning start against the Mets.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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