Found July 24, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Cardinals veteran ace Chris Carpenter halted his rehab because of a creeping numbness in his pitching hand that has stirred concerns it will lead to the condition that has forced him from the mound several times before. Carpenter met with manager Mike Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak on Tuesday and decided to “take a step back” in his attempt to return to the team. He felt the familiar tingling in his hand during a rehab start Saturday with Class AAA Memphis, and officials believe pitching through the symptom would trigger the nerve troubles that had Carpenter close to retirement back in February. An official said Carpenter is not expected to pitch “in the near future.” “If I continue to keep throwing at the intensity of rehabbing and 100 pitches that is going to lead down the same path it has when it goes numb,” Carpenter said Tuesday. “We’re going to back off and try to figure out what’s going, where and why.” Mozeliak said Carpenter could be “back to square one.” Carpen

Cardinals fan has trouble retrieving foul ball

via Vine Major League Baseballs cost a whole $10 at the store, but some people treat them as they’re a retirement fund.  During Wednesday’s Phillies-Cardinals game, Joe Cardinalsfan had all kinds of trouble trying to gather a foul ball. His stone hands prevented him from grabbing it the conventional way by leaning over the wall.  Then his momentum took him over the wall onto...

Jay supports MLB over Braun suspension

ST. LOUIS -- Jon Jay played collegiately at the University of Miami with Ryan Braun and considers him a friend. But Jay was completely behind MLB's decision to suspend Braun for the rest of the season. "I applaud Major League Baseball," said Jay who, as the Cardinals' players union rep, was obligated to talk about the suspension. "Stuff's getting done...

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The most underrated St. Louis Cardinal: Allen Craig

Allen Craig’s ninth inning catch at the wall to ensure the Cardinals’ victory Sunday may have stirred some memories of another catch Craig made in St. Louis.  In game 7 of the 2011 World Series, Craig made a leaping catch at the wall to rob the Rangers’ Nelson Cruz of a homer in the sixth inning, and then made the final out on a deep fly ball in the ninth.  Craig has spent...

Cardinals' Joe Kelly wears a mask, interviews Nelly

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MLB trade rumors: St. Louis Cardinals offered Carlos Martinez for Alexei Ramirez

As the trade deadline grows closer, there will likely be a bevy of action and trade rumors flying around and the St. Louis Cardinals, who have the league’s best record, figure to be a big part of them. Those rumors officially started on Tuesday evening. According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, the St. Louis Cardinals offered top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez as part...

Recap: Westbrook helps Cardinals beat Phillies 11-3

ST. LOUIS -- Jake Westbrook pitched seven solid innings and contributed offensively with his second career steal, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.Matt Adams had two hits and three RBIs and Shane Robinson's three-run triple in the fifth was his third hit of the game for the Cardinals, who are 4-1 since the...

Preview: Miller back on the bump after extended break

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Preview: Lynn, Cardinals go for sweep of Phillies

The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in baseball, though Lance Lynn's recent struggles have helped prevent that mark from being even more impressive. He'll look to get back on track as St. Louis seeks to deal the visiting Philadelphia Phillies a fifth consecutive defeat in Thursday night's series finale. St. Louis (61-37) leads Pittsburgh by 1 12 games atop...

Cardinals unlikely to trade top prospects and other rumors

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Win 2011 World Series Game 6 discs to celebrate MLB Productions Films on iTunes

Here’s the deal. It is simple and it is good. To celebrate the release of MLB Productions Films on iTunes, The Cardinal Nation Blog is giving away copies of St. Louis Cardinals Baseball’s Greatest Games: 2011 World Series, Game 6 DVD/Bluray Combo. The new iTunes-based offerings Along with MLB Bloopers and Prime 9: MLB Heroics, available programming includes The Best of the Home...

WIN: 2011 Game 6 DVD/BlueRay Combo Pack

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FSMW, Cards pay tribute to troops and families in 'This One's For You'

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By Shawn Ramsey 1 Cardinals 59-37 1 Adam Wainwright keeps on rolling, leading the strong Cardinals pitching staff that may get a boost soon from Chris Carpenter -- who has started making rehab starts for St. Louis triple-A club in Memphis. 2 Red Sox 60-41 -1 The Red Sox resumed their quest to return to the postseason by kicking off the second half of the season...
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