ST. LOUIS (AP) -St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow on Tuesday, a procedure the team described as an ``initial success.''
Carpenter, the NL Cy Young award winner in 2005 and a 15-game winner last year, could begin physical therapy later this week. Team physician Dr. George Paletta, who performed the surgery, said earlier that Carpenter would be sidelined at least three months.
Carpenter hasn't pitched since the season opener, when he allowed five runs in six innings in a loss to the New York Mets. He had been hopeful of returning to the rotation on Tuesday before experiencing a setback.
Brad Thompson filled his slot, allowing one run in five innings in his second major league start.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Mets Win Total Prediction After a playoff appearance in 2016, will the New York Mets find a way to improve on what they did this season?
Thumbnail MLB Player Futures: Home Run Leader It seems like only yesterday that the Chicago Cubs shattered their 71-year curse by winning the World Series over the Cleveland Indians in thrilling Game 7...
Thumbnail Twins Win Total Prediction Will the Minnesota Twins make any charge in the AL Central this season? Here’s our thoughts on their 2017 campaign.
Thumbnail Brewers Win Total Prediction Did the Milwaukee Brewers do enough this offseason to be competitive in the 2017 season?
Thumbnail Marlins Win Total Prediction After a very difficult end to 2016, can the Miami Marlins regroup and turn 2017 into an uplifting story?

MLB Team Pages