St. Louis Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter is still experiencing pain in his shoulder, though the discomfort has lessened. This week, he will undergo another battery of tests in an effort to determine the next step in his recovery.
According to St. Louis GM John Mozeliak, there is no timetable for when Carpenter might be able to begin a throwing program.
Carpenter must get a positive result on these results before he can begin a throwing program, which could be a week or more away. Mozeliak said there's no timetable now for the throwing program because of the steps that must be taken before then.
He agreed that Carpenter will have to go through a spring training-like regimen to build up arm strength and stamina before he can return to the rotation.