Found July 20, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter had shoulder surgery on Thursday, and it is expected he will need two to three months to recover before he begins throwing. The operation was performed to address thoracic outlet syndrome, which is a choking of the nerves as they pass from the shoulder into the arm Carpenter, who is out for the season, will remain in Dallas for a few days as he immediately begins his rehabilitation, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Carpenter, 37, can begin throwing after the three-month recovery period, and it might be six months before he can pitch in a game. Carpenter and the Cardinals are hoping he will be available to pitch by Spring Training.

Chris Carpenter undergoes surgery

ST. LOUIS, Mo St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter underwent neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery earlier today in Dallas, Texas. The procedure was performed by Dr. Greg Pearl. Carpenter, 37, will remain in Dallas for recovery the next couple of days before returning to St. Louis to begin his rehabilitation. The anticipated time of rehabilitation is 2-to-3 months and Carpenter...

Berkman says bat speed is lacking

MILWAUKEE Lance Berkman figured skipping a rehab assignment might cause him to not see the ball well or feel uncomfortable in the box his first few games back. He didnt expect to not have any bat speed. The Cardinals wanted the veteran to play a few minor league games after missing nearly two months due to knee surgery, but Berkman declined and said he felt good enough to work...

Cardinals GM Mozeliak says St. Louis will be buyer

General manager John Mozeliak says the St. Louis Cardinals will be buyers at the trade deadline despite a slow start to the second half of the season. The World Series champions came into Saturday's game against the Cubs five games back in the NL Central. Mozeliak says they have payroll flexibility for the short and long term but indicates the team will most likely seek bullpen...

Cardinals having run-scoring problems

The second half has not begun the way the St. Louis Cardinals would have envisioned. The club lost five of six road contests to National League Central Division rivals Cincinnati and Milwaukee. During that stretch, the games were close. The Cardinals received good pitching, but the offense often misfired when it mattered most. They had plenty of scoring chances, though. The problem...

Matheny says Cardinals need to put "money where our mouth is"

(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) The St. Louis Cardinals have started the second half of 2012 just 2-5, dropping key games to division rivals as they get ready for the pennant race that will ensue throughout August and September. Sitting five games behind the first place Cincinnati Reds in third place in the National League Central Division, the defending World Series...

Cardinals' losses contain familiar tendencies

After ending the pre-All Star break of their schedule with a rush to close six games over .500, the Cardinals have jammed it in reverse. They finished a disastrous 1-5 trip to division rivals Cincinnati and Milwaukee, with every loss seeming much the same. They are only two over .500 with 70 games to play. Wednesday, they left the bases loaded in the ninth when first baseman Lance...

Lohse makes four runs of support stand up

The St. Louis Cardinals’ sputtering offense scored early against Chicago on Friday night at Busch Stadium and Kyle Lohse did the rest.

Red, Whitey and Tony to appear in Cooperstown Saturday

As an appetizer to Sunday’s Hall of Fame inductions, the three greatest living St. Louis Cardinals managers will be recognized in Cooperstown on Saturday. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa during the Awards Presentation at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 21 at Doubleday Field. The three managers guided...

Kelly taking advantage of opportunity

Rookie pitcher Joe Kelly has been a pleasant surprise this year, subbing for the injured Jaime Garcia and giving the Cardinals a chance to win each of his seven starts to date. But there was a point last season when his current success didnt look possible. Kelly started 2011 at High-A Palm Beach, where he went 5-2 with a 2.60 ERA in 12 starts before earning a promotion to Double...

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: It’s the Cubs!

St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. Late Friday afternoon, I joined Jim Brinson and Joe Quinn on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” We set up the home weekend series as the Cardinals entertain the Chicago Cubs along with the usual MLB discussion. Cardinals...

Cardinals end Dempster's run, beat Cubs 4-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kyle Lohse worked seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals' slumbering offense ended Ryan Dempster's 33-inning scoreless streak with a three-run first in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. Matt Holliday added a home run estimated at 469 feet, the longest at 7-year-old Busch Stadium, in the third inning. Lohse (10-2) won his fourth...

Cards prospect speaks: Batavia LHP Tim Cooney

The St. Louis Cardinals’ third-round draft pick from last month talks about his experiences in moving from college to the professional ranks.

Cruddy Show recap: Trevor Rosenthal's promotion feels like a desperate move

Listen to the Cruddy Show live on Friday night's or download it on iTunes by searching "Cruddy Show." The Cruddy Show was back at it, this time on a Thursday night.  Host Corey Rudd led his panel of distinguished, but yet very ordinary guests in yet another discussion of St. Louis sports.  Anthony Wiber, Brad Bumpus, and Mike "Big Red" Levin joined as...

Cubs-Cardinals Preview

Matt Garza has looked like an All-Star at home but is quite vulnerable on the road. His outings at Busch Stadium have been no exception to that rule. Matt Holliday and the Cardinals, who are heating up in St. Louis, look to add to Garza's road woes Saturday night in what could be one of his last starts with the Chicago Cubs. After coming out of the All-Star break with a 1...
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