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Cardinals' Carpenter likely out for '13

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St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander Chris Carpenter will likely miss the 2013 season, and his career is in jeopardy due of a nerve problem that cost him most of last season.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told reporters Tuesday that Carpenter has numbness and bruising in his right shoulder and hand. While he'll receive additional medical tests, Mozeliak said Carpenter is unlikely to pitch again.

The 37-year-old missed most of the 2012 with a shoulder injury. He had surgery in July related to nerves in his pitching shoulder, and returned to start six games, including three in the postseason.

Carpenter is 144-94 for his career with the Toronto Blue Jays and Cardinals, and 10-4 with a 3.00 ERA in 18 postseason starts.
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