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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Chris Carpenter realizes his baseball career may be over.

The 37 year old right-hander made a surprise appearance at the St. Louis Cardinals' spring-training camp yesterday and said he's still dealing with numbing and tingling sensations in his pitching hand, arm and shoulder.

Asked if he wanted to continue pitching, the former Cy Young Award winner said, "I do. I just don't think I can."
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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 13:55

Carpenter likely out for 2013 season

Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is not officially retiring, but GM John Mozeliak says, "based on how he feels and the reaction he is getting from when he throws, it is very unlikely that he is going to pitch for us in the 2013 season".

Mozeliak made the announcement at a press conference. The discomfort started when Carpenter tried to ramp up his bullpen sessions, he reported numbness in his finger. That numbness is connected to the injury and surgery that kept Carpenter out of most of last season.

It is not known if Carpenter plans to return to the team after this season.
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