Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter, recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder, felt soreness after his latest throwing session, reports Jenifer Langosch. Langosch clarifies that Carpenter didn’t feel pain, so the Cardinals won’t shut him down. Rather, they will have him long toss and throw bullpen sessions instead of facing live batters.
Carpenter only tossed 17 innings during the regular season last year and was expected to miss most of 2013, but he had progressed faster than expected prior to this small setback.
In related news, Jake Westbrook will likely see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right elbow. Westbrook has a 1.62 ERA but hasn’t pitched since May 8.