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

#1 964 Cleveland Indians  98%
#2 976 Colorado Rockies  98%
#3 961 Chicago Cubs  95%
#4 970 Texas Rangers  90%
#5 968 Baltimore Orioles  87%
#6 971 Detroit Tigers  86%
#7 952 Miami Marlins  85%
#9 978 Toronto Blue Jays  76%
#10 965 Boston Red Sox  74%

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction Will the Cardinals pull off a small upset at home today when they host the Dodgers at 2:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Orioles Prediction Will the Orioles finally snap their seven-game losing streak when they host the Yankees at 1:05PM ET today?
Thumbnail Astros vs. Twins Pick Can the Houston Astros go on the road and defeat the Minnesota Twins when the two teams collide today at...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. White Sox Pick Which Sox will grab a win on Memorial Day when the Chicago White Sox host the Boston Red Sox today at...
Thumbnail Mets vs. Pirates Prediction Will Matt Harvey and the Mets upset the Pirates on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball tonight at PNC Park? First pitch is set for 8:00PM ET.

MLB Team Pages