Found May 24, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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What a boost this would be.  Chris Carpenter, yes the same Carpenter who essentially announced his retirement without actually doing so, may pitch again.  And he may do so this year.  Carpenter has been working out and there is a chance he rejoins the St. Louis Cardinals rotation by July. Scott Miller of CBS Sports says Carpenter has been throwing "rigorous bullpens" and has been encouraged by these sessions.  Carpenter has been so encouraged that the team is starting to get optimistic.  Miller says the Cardinals are optimistic that Carpenter could return by late June, early July. “Regardless of his role, when he decided to come back, we have to put him through very rigorous training,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told CBSSports.com Tuesday. “The last thing we want to do is activate him and make sure he's not hurt and then have to shut him down quickly.” Carpenter may never come close to being the pitcher he once was, but just having him back in the rotation would be a huge lift for a team that could use some good news from the pitching ranks.  Jaime Garcia has undergone season-ending surgery, Jake Westbrook has experienced a setback in his recovery, and Kyle Lohse was recently placed on the DL.  It's been a rough start to the season in terms of injuries.  In terms of wins and losses, the Cardinals are doing pretty well. St. Louis is 30-16 - that's the best record in baseball.  They could get even better with the return of a guy like Carpenter.  Carpenter has battled injuries over the last few seasons, but he may still be able to contribute just enough on the mound to push the team forward.  Off the mound, Carpenter is a proven fan-favorite and a team leader.  If he can make a return this season, the Cardinals could suddenly find themselves as World Series favorites. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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