MILWAUKEE (AP) -Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter, sidelined since opening day with an elbow injury, threw against teammates on Tuesday in another step in his rehab.
Carpenter said he felt fine after the workout. He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
``We'll see what happens tomorrow,'' Carpenter said of his outing that lasted about 60 pitches over three simulated innings. ``If everything's perfect tomorrow, we'll go from there.''
Manager Tony La Russa said they won't plan for Carpenter's next step until they check him out on Wednesday, but La Russa was encouraged when he watched Carpenter's performance.
``Impressive,'' La Russa said. ``That was an extensive workout today.''
Carpenter, a 15-game winner last year, went on the disabled list on April 10 because he had swelling in his right elbow a day after giving up five runs in the opener. Carpenter said he wasn't worried about building stamina in his most recent performance.
``I was just being competitive,'' Carpenter said.
Skip Schumaker was one of the batters that Carpenter faced and said Carpenter was focused, even if Schumaker thought he had a little bit of help inside Miller Park.
``He's tough to hit anyway, (but) without the lights, it's really tough,'' he said.
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