Published On: Sun, Sep 16th, 2012

Cards pitcher Chris Carpenter to make season debut on Friday

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is on his road back.

Chris Carpenter (Getty Images)

Carpenter has been hampered by neck and shoulder injuries. He pitched a 95-pitch simulated game on Saturday.

Now, the former Cardinals ace is expected to make his debut on Friday against the Chicago Cubs. He has missed almost all of the season with a thoracic outlet syndrome.

He has been cleared to return after pitching the simulated game on Saturday. He is expected to make two starts in the regular season.

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- Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher for The Capital Sports Report. He has covered local and national events, including numerous Heisman Trophy ceremonies, two Little League World Series, and the Army-Navy college football game.