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St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training: Chris Carpenter Leaves Camp With Neck Pain

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is experiencing discomfort in his neck, and it forced the 36-year old to leave camp in Jupiter, Florida on Friday morning. The team said Carpenter will be re-evaluated and is seeking a second medical opinion.

STL Today has more:

The club has remained intentionally vague about Carpenter's timetable after initially suggesting he would miss one Grapefruit League start. Carpenter said Thursday that he had experienced neck discomfort for 5-6 days but neither he nor the club disclosed whether the matter is thought to be muscle- or nerve-related.

Carpenter was supposed to throw a side session today while his teammates played the Minnesota Twins. After this latest setback, Carpenter's availability for Opening Day is starting to look uncertain.

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