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Chris Carpenter to return from injury

Updated: March 15, 2011, 6:24 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter is set to return from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a couple weeks.

Carpenter left his March 1 spring debut in the third inning with a left hamstring strain. He's scheduled to make his second spring start Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla.

Barring another setback, manager Tony La Russa anticipated the right-hander would have no problem elevating his pitch count in time to start on opening day. Carpenter ...

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