Chris Carpenter to return from injury
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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