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Matheny: No News on Carpenter

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Chris Carpenter throwing off the mound at the beginning of spring training. KMOX/Kevin Wheeler

Chris Carpenter throwing off the mound at the beginning of spring training. KMOX/Kevin Wheeler

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX)– KMOX Sports Director Tom Ackerman spoke with Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on Thursday morning at Roger Dean Stadium looking for an update on starting pitcher Chris Carpenter.   The Redbird’s ace flew back to St. Louis on Tuesday for more re-evaluation to try to determine what may be causing weakness in his right shoulder and right arm.

Almost a couple of weeks ago, Carpenter has been diagnosed with a bulging cervical disc. After taking some time off, he look to be making progress in his rehabilitation. Yet, Carpenter had discomfort on Monday after throwing live batting practice Sunday.

Carpenter turns 37 at the end of next April, plus is coming off a career-high season of 237.1 innings pitched along with an additional 36.0 innings during the playoffs and World Series.

The Cardinals already have a new rotation set due to Carpenter’s expected absence at the beginning of the season even though he has not officially been put on the disabled list.

While former first-round pick Lance Lynn has been tabbed to fill the last rotation spot, Kyle Lohse will replace Carpenter as the Opening Day starter on April 4 against the Miami Marlins.

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