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Despite a rough season in AAA Memphis, the St. Louis Cardinals aren’t giving up on Chris Carpenter yet. According to Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the team will give consideration to re-signing Carpenter in the off-season if he continues to progress and decides to make an attempt to return. The 38-year-old impending free agent has been dealing with nerve problems in his right shoulder and hasn’t played in a Cardinals uniform this year. Despite initially hoping to return to the team later this season, he was forced to pause his rehab efforts due to increased numbness.
Carpenter has been with the Cardinals since 2004 and has a career ERA of 3.76. His veteran status with the team is a big factor in the clubs willingness to remain open to the idea of bringing him back next season.
“Clearly his tenure with St. Louis would require a discussion on how that might look. I think right now we have to determine where he is physically and what that might look like two, three, four months from now and if he’s going to try and make a comeback. He’s meant a lot to us. I think he deserves that type of respect and conversation," said General Manager John Mozeliak.
Despite losing Carpenter, rookie sensation Shelby Miller has aided in making up for his absence, with a 2.89 ERA over 21 starts. The Cardinals have a team ERA of 3.41 and are only two games out of first in the highly competitive National League Central.
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St. Louis Cardinals' pitcher Chris Carpenter has been battling arm problems the last two seasons. Although he is continuing his rehab program, he had to shut down his second Minor League rehab start and his future is very much up in the air.
As reported by Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com,
"With the recent recurrence of numbness in his arm, Chris Carpenter
The St. Louis Cardinals will have a difficult decision to make during the winter of 2013. Although their focus is currently on making the post-season, as is should be, the Redbirds will have to contemplate the pros and cons of resigning some key free agents. Carlos Beltran, Chris Carpenter, and Rafael Furcal will all be free agents after the 2013 season has run its course. Beltran...
...and the present is pretty bright too.
While other teams (such as the Cubs) spend years rebuilding, the Cardinals have found success retooling each year, making them seemingly perennial contenders.
Part of that success comes from a farm system that keeps churning out major leaguers at a nice rate, while also supplementing that farm system with wise investments in free agents...
ST. LOUIS -- On Wednesday, I asked Brock Peterson how it felt to be back.
"I knew there was a chance," the 29-year-old rookie said. "After you are on the roster, it's a lot easier for them to make that decision to call you back up, but I didn't think it would happen that quickly."
Come Thursday morning, he was gone.
Peterson, who can play the outfield...
ST. LOUIS -- You can tell the world you never was my girl, but don't tell my eyes to forget what they just saw.
Or something like that.
What will now be forever burned into your memory is St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright singing the Billy Ray Cyrus hit 'Achy Breaky Heart' while, of course, wearing a mullet wig.
The video stemmed from an 80's-themed charity...
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez's first start in the majors didn't quite measure up to the debut starts made by other Cardinals' rookies this season. He failed to last five innings while giving up four runs and taking the loss in the Dodgers' 5-1 victory at Busch Stadium.
But the 21-year-old right-hander accomplished something that his fellow rookies didn't. Martinez...
ST. LOUIS -- It's to the point where people in the press box just expect it.
And they're not the only ones.
"The other day we mentioned Maness to (Carlos) Beltran," Mike Matheny says. "He said, 'That's the ground ball guy, right?'"
"When he doesn't get a double play," Joe Kelly says, "We are like ..."
In Jake Westbrook's head it all made sense.
Fall on the sword, head to the bump a day early and even if you give up some runs.... well, you kept the Cardinals in a game where the starter was knocked out after 2 pitches. You cowboy'd up. You were a team player.
In Mike Matheny's head it all made sense.
Westbrook knows his body. Miller...
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled right-hander Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis to make his first career start Thursday night against the Dodgers.
The Cardinals also recalled left-hander Sam Freeman from Memphis, and optioned right-handed reliever Keith Butler and first baseman/outfielder Brock Peterson to that team.
It's the third call-up this season for the 21-year-old...
The St Louis Cardinals have called up pitching prospect Carlos Martinez to make a start against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium. Martinez had previously been used in the Cardinals bullpen this season.
In his pair of bullpen stays with the Cardinals, Martinez combined to allow 12 hits and seven earned runs in 11 1/3 innings.
The 21-year-old right-hander has posted a...
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny changed his lineup several hours before game-time to get power-hitting Matt Adams on the card.
The revised lineup had Adams batting sixth and playing first base in his second start of the month and Allen Craig getting a night off Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers and right-hander Ricky Nolasco. Matheny said it was just a rest...
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YouTube Rapper Nelly disappointed his St. Lunatics Tuesday with a wild ceremonial first pitch at Busch Stadium before the Dodgers-Cardinals game. Cardinals third baseman David Freese was set up behind the plate and, according to Nelly, called for a pitch-out but never reacted to it. Nelly, or Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., was a standout high school baseball player in St. Louis. Judging...
The St. Louis cardinals have taken the phrase 'fun at the old ballpark' to a whole new galaxy -- a galaxy far, far away to be exact.
Busch Stadium was transformed with Star Wars-themed sights and sounds on Wednesday night when the Cardinals battled the Dodgers.
Jeff RobersonAssociated Press
Fans were able to buy a special Star Wars Theme ticket and with the purchase received...
The St. Louis Cardinals will call up Michael Wacha to start Saturday’s game against the Chicago Cubs.
This will be Wacha’s second call-up this season. The 22-year-old right hander made three starts from the end of May to early June. During that time Wacha had a 4.58 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. His last start came against the Mets where he allowed two runs on five hits and...
The Baby Birds were 3-3 at the time this post was published. Memphis and Springfield were still in action. Palm Beach, Peoria, and the GCL Cards (game 2) won. While State College, Johnson City, and the GCL Cards (game 2) all lost.
Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score:
The Memphis Redbirds were in action in Reno at the time this article was published....