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Rehabbing Carpenter plays catch

Updated: May 4, 2009, 8:31 PM ET
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ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter played catch up to 120 feet Monday for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list April 15 with a pulled muscle on his left side. Carpenter hoped to throw off a mound as early as this weekend, although he said he still felt some discomfort.

Carpenter said his arm felt strong.

"I'm excited all the time about getting back and feeling better," Carpenter said. "It didn't feel like I haven't thrown in 2 weeks. It felt good."

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