St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter suffered a setback in his recovery from a nerve problem that has caused weakness in his right shoulder, as he was shut down again by the team on Monday after experiencing shoulder weakness from throwing a live batting practice session two days earlier. Tom Green of MLB.com is reporting St. Louis will rest Carpenter at least until Friday, at which point they will re-evaluate the situation and decide on the next step in his rehab process.
Manager Mike Matheny didn't exactly sound sure of what went wrong or what will happen next, either:
"He just didn't feel strong, so we're waiting until we get back home," manager Mike Matheny said. "There isn't a big rush. ... We've been doing that from Day 1 -- seeing how it feels each time before jumping right into another live session. Take a little more time and get back home."
"That's the whole thing about this, we really don't have anything to go off of," Matheny said. "There really isn't any history anywhere to tell us where he should be and what he should do, how much time he should take in between [throwing]. ... That's why we've been so careful with him.