Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:17:05 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter officially announced his retirement Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:41:50 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter is expected to retire this offseason.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:10:47 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) said he's not optimistic that he'll make it back to pitch this season. He has no plans to visit with any doctors and hasn't thrown since his last rehab outing. Carpenter is in the process of determining whether he wants to try and play next season.
Fantasy Tip: It's becoming pretty clear that it might be a miracle for Carp to return this season. Don't feel obligated to hold out hope or a roster spot for him.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:21:20 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) felt more numbness in his hand over the weekend and will visit with doctors Tuesday, July 23. It's unknown when he will throw again.
Fantasy Tip: Any little setback like this for Carp could mean the end of his comeback bid. Keep an eye out for the results of his meeting with doctors. It's looking increasingly unlikely that he'll have enough time to return for the second half of the season now.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:42:52 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) allowed four runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Memphis Saturday, July 20.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:24:24 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) will continue his rehab for Triple-A Memphis with a start Saturday, July 20.
Fantasy Tip: Carp could be back at some point this season and could be worth a stash in deep-mixed leagues.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 05:10:35 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks while fanning five in 2 2/3 innings at Double-A Springfield Monday, July 15. He had four K's through two scoreless frames and appeared to hit a wall in the third inning. He threw 54 pitches, and 38 of them were strikes. According to the Hammons Field radar gun, his fastball sat between 89 mph and 92 mph, and his cutter ranged from 86 to 88. He threw his full arsenal of pitches. Carpenter said he felt physically feel great, and he feels he is improving. "It starts with trying to command your fastball and command your secondary pitches, which I feel like I did," Carpenter said. "My stuff felt better than it did the last time I threw, (last week in a simulated game.)"
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:05:23 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Monday, July 15.
Fantasy Tip: Carp was just cleared to begin the assignment. It'll be a lengthy one, but obviously this is a big step toward a return to a big league mound. An NL-only manager's interest may be piqued, at least.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:08:09 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) threw five simulated innings in the bullpen Friday, July 5, and manager Mike Matheny called it the best "from what I've seen."
Fantasy Tip: Carpenter's timetable for a return is unknown, and any little setback could mean the end of his career. Stashing Carpenter is a big risk if you're doing so at the expense of a player that is producing.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 18:40:47 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder, back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, July 5, to determine the next step in his rehab. Carpenter could throw a simulated game or another bullpen session based on how he does during the session Friday.