Carpenter Not Ruling Out Pitching AgainST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis
Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter hasn't ruled out pitching again, including
The 37-year-old Carpenter met with
reporters at Busch Stadium on Monday as pitchers and catchers reported to
spring training in Jupiter, Fla. Last
week, the team all but ruled him out for this year after problems in his right
Carpenter is entering the second year of a
two-year, $21 million contract and said he owed it the organization to keep
trying. But after undergoing an eighth surgery last season, he said there would
not be a ninth.
Carpenter knew something was wrong a few
weeks ago when his hand turned red and purple and was aching soon after he
began throwing from a mound.
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