Found May 05, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Put the gold watch back in the box and cancel the balloon and cake orders.  Chris Carpenter may not be thrown a retirement party after all.  The veteran St. Louis Cardinals' ace announced earlier this year that he would not be able to pitch this season and would possibly even retire.  However, he is working on a possible comeback. Joe DiGiovanni of says Carpenter has already started a throwing program.  The throwing program is designed to test his painful right shoulder and work on strengthening it.  DiGiovanni says the program is similar to that of what deliver Jason Motte wen through before it was determined that Tommy John surgery would be necessary. With this past spring's announcement, the entire baseball world thought Carpenter's career was over.  Manager Mike Matheny recognizes that makes this story larger than it otherwise would have been. "This is probably going to be a bigger deal because everything was made out, or going in the direction, that maybe he's done," Matheny said before the Cardinals played the Brewers on Saturday. "But I think any player that may feel all of a sudden their health's allowing them to do things they didn't think they were going to do, they're going to go out there and see how far they can take it." Carpenter underwent surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome last season, but he came back toward the end of the year.  As he pushed through the offseason and into spring training this year, he had lingering pain in his shoulder that he just couldn't shake.  It was bad enough that Carpenter and the Cardinals decided to at very least shut him down for the entire season - possibly for the rest of his career. Carpenter, if he can return in any capacity, is an important part of the Cardinals from both a performance and leadership perspective.  He's been with the team for nine years.  He has two World Series rings with them.  In his career, Carpenter also has a Cy Young Award and a lifetime 3.76 ERA. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

Cardinals still hopeful of Chris Carpenter return

When Chris Carpenter experienced nerve irritation before the start of Spring Training some openly wondered if the pitcher would ever pitch again. The St. Louis Cardinals have not given up hope that Carpenter would return to the team this year, even if it means in a relief role. Carpenter, 38, is currently on the 60-day disabled list but has begin throwing. In his career Carpenter...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Weekly farm system report - May 6 edition

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The St. Louis Cardinals have optioned infielder Jermaine Curtis to their Triple-A Memphis minor league affiliate. He was designated for assignment a few days back and has cleared the waiver wire process. He provides organizational depth for the Red Birds. The post St. Louis Cardinals Option Infielder Jermaine Curtis To Memphis appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy...

FanGraphs Audio: Mike Shannon, Radio Voice of the Cardinals

Episode 333 Mike Shannon has been a radio broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals since 1972. He’s also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things. Audio after the jump. (Approximately 14 min play time.)

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