Carpenter could return to rotation next week

Carpenter could return to rotation next week

Credit: UPI

St. Louis Cardinals Chris Carpenter, the 37-year-old right-hander, who underwent surgery to relieve nerve compression that resulted in numbness on much of the right side of his body in July, throws to hitters before a game against the New York Mets at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 4, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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Posted on September 15, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 13 at 11:29 AM

(AP) - RHP Chris Carpenter is scheduled to throw 90 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday with the hope of making his season debut for the Cardinals by next week. He was shut down during spring training because of thoracic outlet syndrome and underwent surgery July 19

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