St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter had his spring training debut cut short when left the game with a hamstring injury, but he doesn’t think it will keep him out for very long.
This most recent injury comes a week after 20-game winner Adam Wainwright had reconstructive surgery on his elbow.
Carpenter allowed one hit in 2 2-3 innings on Tuesday against the Florida Marlins before calling for a trainer. The right-hander, 16-9 with a 3.22 ERA last year, got the first two outs and walked Chris Coghlan before leaving the game.
Carpenter said he threw one more pitch after feeling the hamstring tug. He said he wasn’t that concerned about the injury.
St. Louis pitcher Mitchell Boggs left in the fourth inning with a lower back strain after retiring one hitter.
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