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  1. John Gast exits early with shoulder injury

    May 25, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cardinals starter John Gast exited today’s start against the Dodgers after recording just three outs. Gast walked Scott Van Slyke on five pitches to lead off the second inning before being taken out of the game with shoulder tightness, tweets Jenifer Langosch. This was the third start of the 24-year-old’s young career. He had allowed…

  2. Cardinals place Jaime Garcia on the 15-day DL

    May 18, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia had two uncharacteristically bad starts against the Rockies and Brewers recently, surrendering five and six runs, respectively. Garcia dealt with shoulder issues last year and they may be to blame for his recent adversity as well. The Cardinals have placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain,…

  3. Chris Carpenter’s comeback keeps chugging along … possibly as a starter

    May 16, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    Chris Carpenter threw another problem-free bullpen session yesterday, continuing an unexpected comeback from spine and shoulder problems that initially threatened to end his career. Instead he’s eying a minor-league rehab assignment at some point within the next two weeks, assuming the 38-year-old can avoid a setback while throwing a few more bullpen sessions. “I don’t…

  4. If Halladay had a ring, he might’ve just hung it up

    May 13, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

    halladay getty

    That’s the implication one gets from this interview with Chris Carpenter in the Post-Dispatch. He’s a friend of Halladay’s, and suggests that Halladay decided to have the surgery he’s having in order to come back and take another shot at a World Series, which Carpenter says is very important to him. Maybe, but there’s no…

  5. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 13, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Wrap

    What you missed while you were beating on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past, while watching 23 straight showings of a most silly and inappropriate film adaptation: They imposed a No Mo Zone in Kansas City Roy Halladay apologized The Marlins should apologize Just when you thought you were rid of Chris Carpenter Just…

  6. Chris Carpenter feels good after 75-pitch bullpen session

    May 10, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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    Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter tossed a 75-pitch bullpen this afternoon and came away feeling “strong”. The right-hander missed most of the 2012 season after undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder and was expected to miss all of 2013 with shoulder, neck, and arm issues. GM John Mozeliak told the media recently,…

  7. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 6, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Bubble wrap

    We’re smack dab in the middle of the first ten days-to-two week period of beautiful weather in Ohio. It’s low 70s, low humidity, sunshine and nice breezes. Everything is in bloom and the land is green and lush.  This will be mirrored by the ten days-to-two week period in the fall in which the air will…

  8. Chris Carpenter could return as a reliever

    May 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    The Cardinals’ starting rotation is doing quite well thus far, leading baseball with an aggregate 2.07 ERA. Their bullpen, on the other hand, brings up the rear at 5.67. They have lost Jason Motte for the season as the right-hander will undergo Tommy John surgery. Mitchell Boggs‘ stint at closer was short-lived as his 12.66…

  9. Chris Carpenter to make his season debut on Friday

    Sep 17, 2012, 9:37 AM EDT

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    Chris Carpenter threw a 95-pitch simulated game on Saturday. It went well and now he’s slated to return. The Cardinals announced that he’ll make the start on Friday against the Cubs. He’ll make two regular season starts if everyone stays on schedule.  And because he was on the DL on September 1, he can be…

  10. I’m blaming this one on Mike Matheny

    Sep 15, 2012, 2:09 AM EDT

    Mike Matheny

    The Cardinals were up 4-3 on the Dodgers with right-handed starter Joe Kelly weakening in the bottom the fifth inning tonight. With a man on first and the left-handed-hitting Andre Ethier on deck, I think it had already been decided that he was facing his last batter when Shane Victorino flied out to left to…

  11. Chris Carpenter on the verge of rejoining Cardinals rotation

    Sep 14, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    carpenter getty

    Chris Carpenter‘s miraculous comeback from what was supposed to be season-ending thoracic outlet syndrome surgery is nearly complete, with just one more hurdle to clear before rejoining the Cardinals’ rotation. Carpenter is scheduled to throw a 90-pitch simulated game Saturday and Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that “barring any surprise development Carpenter is set to…

  12. Chris Carpenter nearing return from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Sep 10, 2012, 9:20 PM EDT

    AP Chris Carpenter

    When Chris Carpenter underwent surgery in mid-July to alleviate symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, it was assumed that he would miss the rest of the season. However, it’s now realistic that he could play a critical role for the Cardinals down the stretch. Carpenter threw around 70 pitches in a simulated game this afternoon in…

  13. Chris Carpenter looks good, preparing to return as a starter

    Sep 4, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Not only is Chris Carpenter hoping to pitch this season after making a remarkably fast recovery from July surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, the former Cy Young winner is preparing to return as a starter rather than simply trying to get some innings in out of the Cardinals’ bullpen. Here’s what general manager John Mozeliak…

  14. Chris Carpenter throws live batting practice

    Aug 31, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    Chris Carpenter‘s 2012 season was supposed to be over after he underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last month, but the 37-year-old right-hander threw two innings of live batting practice Friday. “We went into today going out and face hitters if everything’s going good. Take that next step and see what happens,” said Carpenter. “Like I…

  15. Chris Carpenter hasn’t ruled out pitching this season

    Aug 29, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Chris Carpenter underwent season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in July and at the time the big question was whether he’d be ready to contribute to the Cardinals next season. Now it turns out the surgery may not have been “season-ending” after all, because Carpenter has been throwing bullpen sessions recently in attempt to gauge…

  16. Kris Medlen has been ridiculous

    Aug 29, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Kris Medlen

    Kris Medlen was an afterthought. A bullpen arm or an emergency starter. A Tommy John casualty who, while likely figuring to be part of the back end of the Braves rotation one day, wasn’t supposed to be the ace. Certainly not in the 2012 pennant drive.  But here we are. Medlen extended his scoreless innings…

  17. Adam Wainwright off to awful start in return from Tommy John surgery

    Apr 13, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright, Ian Stewart

    Adam Wainwright gave up a three-run homer to Ian Stewart in the first and a grand slam to Bryan LaHair in the third Friday as the Cardinals lost 9-5 to the Cubs in their home opener. Wainwright was taken out after allowing eight runs in three innings. He fell to 0-2 with an 11.42 ERA…

  18. Still no timetable for Chris Carpenter

    Apr 13, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter celebrates after getting Texas Rangers' Mike Napoli to fly out and end the 6th inning of Game 5 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in Arlington

    Chris Carpenter recently underwent a “battery of tests” on his injured shoulder, with the hope being that, at the other end of that, some certainty would be obtained. Nope, not yet: Chris Carpenter said he is feeling better but still not strong enough to begin throwing. No timetable at this point. — B.J. Rains (@BJRains)…

  19. Baseball’s actual unwritten rules uncovered

    Apr 13, 2012, 10:35 AM EDT

    Rules

    Over at Deadspin, Erick Malinowski reveals baseball’s unwritten rules. Which, strangely enough, were written down in a 1986 issue of “Baseball Digest.”  I got “Baseball Digest” back then and I think they’re all still in my basement. Which, if my basement wasn’t a hellscape, I’d consider looking for right now. Anyway, a lot of the…

  20. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2012, 6:02 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros

    Braves 6, Astros 4: Chipper Jones came off the disabled list, singled in his first at bat and hit a home run in his second. Dude is on death’s door and he hasn’t had functional knees since Bush’s first term yet he’s still the best hitter on this team.  Tyler Pastornicky hit his first MLB…

  21. Chris Carpenter undergoing “battery of tests” on shoulder

    Apr 10, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

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    Via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter will undergo another battery tests this week on the nerves in his right shoulder, a process that should clear the righthander take the next step in his recovery, general manager John Mozeliak described this afternoon. If everything checks out fine, Carpenter could be…

  22. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:50 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers

    There were only 14 games yesterday. On a Sunday. Because the A’s and Mariners didn’t play thanks to the Japan Series. Look, I don’t care if you want to start the season in Japan, but there should be a federal law against anything less than a full slate of games on a Sunday.  Anyway: Tigers…

  23. The Red Sox open up with $57 million on the disabled list

    Apr 4, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Here’s the list: Carl Crawford – $19.5 million John Lackey – $15.25 million Daisuke Matsuzaka – $10 millon Bobby Jenks – $6 million Andrew Bailey – $3.9 million Andrew Miller – $1.04 million Rich Hill – $725,000 Ryan Kalish – approx. $480,000 Chris Carpenter – approx. $480,000 It all adds up to $57.375 million, which…

  24. Springtime Storylines: Will the St. Louis Cardinals survive the loss of three legends?

    Apr 3, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The New-Look Redbirds. The Big Question: Will St. Louis be able to defend its World Series title this year in…

  25. John Mozeliak expects Chris Carpenter back in May

    Mar 30, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter celebrates after getting Texas Rangers' Mike Napoli to fly out and end the 6th inning of Game 5 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in Arlington

    Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter is out indefinitely with nerve irritation in his shoulder. On a radio show this morning, however, general manager John Mozeliak said that he is “optimistic” that Carpenter will be back in May. If you were the sort to parse such statements — and, yeah, I’m the sort because I can’t help…

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