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Carpenter still without timetable for his return

Carpenter still without timetable for his return

Carpenter still without timetable for his return
ST. LOUIS -- Right-hander Chris Carpenter provided another update on the status of his right shoulder injury on Friday, though the update shed no new light on when Carpenter might resume throwing. That's because, as Carpenter reiterated, no one knows.

"I feel like my arm is stronger," he said. "I'm regaining strength. I just don't know when I'm going to pitch."

Carpenter continues to work through an exercise program designed to strengthen his right shoulder, which has been compromised by a nerve irritation issue. The Cardinals' medical staff is waiting until Carpenter's strength reaches pre-injury levels before they consider letting him pick up a baseball again.

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Carpenter, who turned 37 on Friday, joked that he actually "feels younger" than a pitcher who has now reached his late 30s. He then quickly added: "I just wish I could be pitching."

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