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Chris Carpenter to have surgery

Updated: July 4, 2012, 1:22 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter was starting to think his career might be over. Instead, the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher hopes he's just looking at another lengthy interruption.

The 2005 NL Cy Young winner will undergo season-ending surgery later this month to repair a nerve issue in his shoulder that has sidelined him since spring training.

The 37-year-old Carpenter has been told the surgery to relieve compressed nerves in the shoulder could allow him to resume his career, although ...

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