Elbow has sidelined Carpenter since Opening Day

Updated: April 25, 2007, 3:14 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter played catch for the first time in two weeks on Tuesday, testing an elbow injury that has sidelined him since the season opener.


Carpenter, a 15-game winner last year and the NL Cy Young winner in 2005, made about 45 throws from flat ground while gradually increasing the distance to 120 feet. If all goes well he'll play catch on Wednesday, more long toss on Thursday and then throw off a mound on Saturday.

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