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Chris Carpenter endures setback

Updated: June 20, 2013, 7:18 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter's rehab has been put on hold after he injured his lower back in a bullpen session.

General manager John Mozeliak said Thursday that any contribution this season from Carpenter, sidelined since February with nerve issues on the right side of his body, would be a bonus. But he said the prognosis has improved the last few days.

"We don't think it's as serious as we first thought," Mozeliak said. "It's slowing things down. Hopefully ...

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