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Chris Carpenter doubtful for Friday start after feeling “twinge” in injured hamstring

Mar 7, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter had been hoping to get back on the mound Friday after leaving his start last week with a hamstring injury, but Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that’s now “doubtful” after the former Cy Young winner felt a “twinge” in the hamstring during a bullpen session yesterday.

According to Strauss “the condition has improved, but the Cardinals remain extremely reluctant to push Carpenter” and there’s no official timetable for his return, with manager Tony La Russa indicating that Carpenter could potentially start on Opening Day even if he doesn’t get any further spring training work.

  1. BC - Mar 7, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Gonna be fun times with a 70-win season and Pujols heading out of town. Good times in St. Louis…..

  2. uyf1950 - Mar 7, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Hopefull it’s just a “twinge”. It seems as though not much is going right for the Cardinals this spring.

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