Cardinals' Carpenter Says Shoulder Symptoms Have Returned
(St. Louis, MO) -- Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is feeling a recurrence of the symptoms in his neck and shoulder that caused him to miss most of 2012. The 37-year-old says it's discouraging but he's not ready to call it quits. "Carp" has been experiencing discomfort and numbness in his right shoulder and neck as well as discoloration in his right hand after recent throwing sessions. Carpenter says he'll get reevaluated once the team physicians return to St. Louis from spring training.
Cardinals Get Into Camp Early
(Jupiter, FL) -- Many Cardinals players were working out yesterday in Jupiter, Florida, a day ahead of today's official start to spring training. Second-year manager Mike Matheny joined some players for a workout at the team's facility. Pitchers and catchers will workout today while the first full-squad workout is scheduled for Friday.
Kings Quiet Sliding Blues
(St. Louis, MO) -- Jeff Carter scored twice to lift the Kings to a 4-1 win over the Blues. Alexander Steen had the lone goal for St. Louis while Brian Elliott turned away 19 shots in the cage. The Blues have lost five in-a-row since starting the year 6-and-1. St. Louis is now 6-5-and-1 on the year. The Blues head to Detroit to face the Red Wings tomorrow night.
Rams Interview Detroit's Walton For DC Spot
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Rams search for a new defensive coordinator continued yesterday as the team interviewed Detriot Lions assistant Tim Walton. The "Post-Dispatch" reports the 41-year-old Walton was in St. Louis yesterday to talk about the job. Walton has been with Detroit for the past four seasons.
Missouri Drops From "USA Today" Poll
(Undated) -- Missouri fell from its spot in the latest "USA Today" top-25 poll. The Tigers were previously ranked 20th, but are now unranked. Mizzou fell at Texas A&M last week before defeating Ole Miss. The Tigers are 17-and-6 with a 6-and-4 SEC record. Missouri takes on Mississippi State on the road tomorrow night.
Illinois Hosts Purdue Tomorrow
(Champaign, IL) -- Illinois looks to stay on its recent roll tomorrow night when it hosts Purdue. Last week, the Fighting Illini took down a pair of top-25 teams by beating previously top-ranked Indiana and Minnesota. The victories moved the Illini to 17-and-8 with a 4-and-7 Big Ten record.