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Career W-L
144-94
 
Career ERA
3.76
Name  Chris Carpenter
Born  4/27/1975
Height  6-6
Weight  230
Number  29
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
11/20/2013 4:39:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter announced his retirement on Wednesday. SOURCE: Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Insight: Injuries caught up to him at the end but there's no doubt that Carpenter was one of the most successful pitchers of his generation. He'll walk away with 144 victories across 15 major league seasons.
 
10/14/2013 3:30:00 PM
Description: St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter is expected to announce his retirement this offseason. SOURCE: Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe
Insight: A nerve issue in Carpenter's pitching shoulder has limited the righthander to just three starts since the beginning of 2012. If this is it for Carpenter, the 2005 NL Cy Young winner will finish his career with 144 victories, 94 losses and a 3.76 ERA in 350 major league appearances.
 
8/5/2013 7:34:00 PM
Description: Cardinals righthander Chris Carpenter thinks it would be a longshot if he pitched again this season. SOURCE: Jenifer Langosch, MLB.com
Insight: Carpenter was close to returning from a shoulder injury late last month but now it appears a setback will cost him the rest of the 2013 season. He's only made three starts since the beginning of 2012 and at this point, retirement could be a possibility.
 
7/23/2013 4:35:00 PM
Description: Former Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter has put a stop to his rehab starts after feeling numbness in his pitching hand, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Disptach.
Insight: The Cardinals ace has been battling shoulder issues all year and hasn't pitched in the majors since last October. Now it appears his comeback is up in the air once again.
 
7/18/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Former Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter is scheduled to make a rehab start for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds on Saturday. SOURCE: Mike Ceide, WREG Memphis
Insight: It looks like he's only a start or two away from returning to the big leagues. The Cardinals ace has been battling shoulder issues all year and hasn't pitched in the majors since last October.
 
7/16/2013 9:20:00 AM
Description: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter went 2 2/3 IP in a minor league start at Double-A Springfield on Monday.
Insight: Carpenter reportedly reached the mid-90s with his fastball, but more importantly came out without any physical ailments. The 38-year-old right-hander nearly had to retire due to a nerve irritation in his shoulder, but has made a remarkable recovery. The team hasn't ruled out Carpenter returning to the rotation later this season.
 
7/10/2013 7:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter has been cleared to start a rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Springfield, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Carpenter threw a 100-pitch simulated game Wednesday afternoon without any issues. The 38-year-old right-hander nearly had to retire due to a nerve irritation in his shoulder but has made a remarkable recovery. The team hasn't ruled out Carpenter returning to the rotation later this season.
 
7/4/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: St. Louis right-hander Chris Carpenter (back) is expected to throw a bullpen session Friday to determine the next step in his rehab from a nerve irritation in his right shoulder, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Carpenter also has been dealing with tightness in his lower back, which has set him back. He has been throwing during St. Louis' road trip, and will either throw a simulated game or another bullpen session after Friday.
 
6/21/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: St. Louis right-hander Chris Carpenter (back) has been cleared to resume his rehab, according to the Associated Press.
Insight: The veteran starter has been on the comeback trail from a nerve irritation in his right shoulder that nearly ended his career. He has been dealing with tightness in his back, which has been limiting his ability to throw. He played catch Friday and is scheduled for a light bullpen session Saturday.
 
6/20/2013 6:04:00 PM
Description: St. Louis right-hander Chris Carpenter will have his back evaluated by doctors, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: The veteran starter has been trying to come back from a nerve irritation in his right shoulder that nearly ended his career. He has been dealing with tightness in his back, which has been limiting his ability to throw.
 
5/29/2013 7:44:00 PM
Description: St. Louis right-hander Chris Carpenter estimated that he threw about 25 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday and said afterward that he arm felt fine, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Insight: The veteran starter has been trying to come back from a nerve irritation in his right shoulder that nearly ended his career. He felt some soreness after a throwing session last week, but he appears to be back on track.
 
5/25/2013 9:11:00 PM
Description: Chris Carpenter felt sore after his latest bullpen session. SOURCE: Jenifer Langosch, MLB.com
Insight: The veteran starter has been trying to come back from a shoulder injury that cost him almost all of last season. The expectation was that Carpenter would be back in the Cardinals' rotation sometime in the next month but now that timetable will probably have to be pushed back.
 
5/22/2013 5:52:00 PM
Description: The Cardinals are hoping to have Chris Carpenter (shoulder) rejoin the rotation in late June or early July, according to CBSSports.com.
Insight: Carpenter told reporters in March that he was unlikely to pitch again due to a nerve irritation in his shoulder, but he has made a remarkable recovery and has been on a throwing program since the beginning of May. He's building up his arm for a return to the starting rotation.
 
5/16/2013 3:34:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter (shoulder) is conditioning himself to be a starter, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Carpenter told reporters in March that he was unlikely to pitch again due to a nerve irritation in his shoulder, but he has made a remarkable recovery and has been on a throwing program since the beginning of May. After throwing 30 pitches in the bullpen Wednesday, Carpenter will take two days off and throw an extended session Saturday during which he will take three breaks to simulate the changing of sides.
 
5/13/2013 1:52:00 PM
Description: Apparently St. Louis right-hander Chris Carpenter is not ready to give up on his baseball career, or for that matter, pitching this season, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.
Insight: The shoulder feels strong enough that Carpenter has begun a throwing program. It's part of a total-body approach to his recovery from multiple injuries over recent years. We have no timetable for a return or even if that's possible at this point, but we will continue to keep an eye out because a healthy Carpenter is a valuable fantasy asset.
 
3/18/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: St. Louis righthander Chris Carpenter acknowledged that his baseball career is likely over. SOURCE: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Insight: A shoulder injury will cost Carpenter the entire 2013 campaign. Now it looks like he'll collect his last check for $12.5 million and call it a career. Carpenter was a Cy Young award winner in 2005 when he finished the year at 21-5 with a 2.83 ERA and 213 strikeouts.
 
2/22/2013 8:13:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter has been placed on the 60-day DL because of spine and shoulder irritation.
Insight: Maybe Carpenter should just hang it up already. He's almost 38 and he's only pitched a full season twice in the last six years. Fantasy owners can forget about Carpenter until further notice.
 
2/5/2013 8:06:00 PM
Description: Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Tuesday that starter Chris Carpenter is "very unlikely" to pitch in 2013. Carpenter is still feeling numbness, weakness and general discomfort in his right shoulder. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: Carpenter missed nearly all of 2012 because of thoracic outlet syndrome before returning for three starts during the regular season and three during the playoffs. He went 1-4 with a 3.23 ERA in those six starts.
 
Cold10/22/2012 9:30:00 AM
Description: Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter wasn't sharp Sunday in Game 6 against the Giants. Carpenter allowed five runs in four innings before righthander Shelby Miller replaced him in the fifth.
Insight: Only two of the runs were earned thanks to a Pete Kozma fielding error in the second inning. After going 4-0 in last year's postseason, Carpenter is just 1-2 in this year's playoffs with a 2.63 ERA.
 
10/10/2012 7:58:00 PM
Description: St. Louis righthander Chris Carpenter tossed 5 2/3 shutout innings Wednesday in a win over Washington.
Insight: Carpenter continues to dominate the postseason. Over his last seven playoff appearances, Carpenter is 5-0 with a 2.81 ERA. For his career, he's 10-2 in the postseason with a 2.88 ERA.