Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Cardinals continue to be snakebit

JUPITER — The Cardinals had two aces when they arrived at spring training. Now, both are hurt.

Chris Carpenter left a 7-1 victory over the Marlins in the third inning Tuesday after feeling a "twinge" in his left hamstring. The injury came one day after fellow All-Star Adam Wainwright had season-ending elbow surgery.

Carpenter was diagnosed with a strained left hamstring but said it isn't serious.

"They don't think it's very bad so I'm not concerned with it," Carpenter said. "We'll wait and see (today). I'm sure they will know more, but what they say is, it doesn't seem like it's very bad."

The Cardinals' bad luck continued in the next inning when setup man Mitchell Boggs, rushed in to replace Carpenter, was escorted off the mound after straining his lower back. Boggs said his back has been bothering him throughout the spring.

DUI STUNS INDIANS: The Indians were disappointed to learn that veteran outfielder Austin Kearns, 30, was arrested in Lexington, Ky., on Feb. 12 on suspicion of drunk driving and never told the team. The Indians didn't find out about the incident until late Monday night.

Also, the Indians acknowledged that centerfielder Grady Sizemore, who had microfracture surgery on his left knee in June, likely won't be ready for opening day. And first baseman Nick Johnson is close to signing a minor-league deal.

BONDS SAGA: Personal trainer Greg Anderson again chose jail over testifying against former client Barry Bonds, whose perjury trial is scheduled to begin March 21, more than three years after his original indictment. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston told Anderson he would be jailed for contempt for the duration of the trial. Bonds pleaded not guilty — for the fourth time — to revised perjury charges.

VETERAN RETIRES: Outfielder Garret Anderson, 38, retired after 17 seasons, 15 with the Angels. Anderson finished with a .293 career average, 2,529 hits and several Angels team records.

NEW HISTORIAN: Author and analyst John Thorn was appointed Major League Baseball's official historian.

OBITUARY: Greg Goossen, a former catcher who was signed by the Dodgers at 18 and led a colorful life after his baseball career by working as a private detective, boxing trainer and character actor, died Saturday at his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home. He was 65.

PIRATES: Left-handed reliever Joe Beimel will have an MRI exam after feeling elbow soreness in a throwing session.

RANGERS: Right-hander Brandon Webb threw 46 pitches in his second bullpen session in three days. The former NL Cy Young Award, who hasn't pitched in the majors in two years, said he felt good.

TWINS: Rightfielder Michael Cuddyer will sit a week or two after having a wart on his left foot removed. He tried to treat the wart this winter, but it got infected. … Closer Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless inning against the Red Sox in his first game since an elbow injury wiped out his 2010 season.

International Baseball

Who: Seoul, South Korea; Netherlands and Canadian national teams; Rays, Phillies, Blue Jays, St. Petersburg College and St. Pete Storm

(amateur team)

Where: Al Lang Field,

St. Petersburg

Tickets: $6; (727) 551-3000,

stpeteinternationalbaseball.com, Al Lang box office

Thursday: Netherlands vs.

Seoul, 7

Friday: Jays vs. Canada, 1

Saturday: Netherlands

vs. Canada, 7

March 9: Rays vs.

Netherlands, 1

March 11: Netherlands vs. SPC, 7

March 13: Phillies vs.

Netherlands, 1

Cardinals continue to be snakebit 03/01/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 8:59pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Florida Gators want a White Out in home opener

    Blogs

    At least the Florida Gators are trying to do something to spice up this season's home opener.

  2. Stop expecting Gerald McCoy to be Warren Sapp

    Bucs

    Here's the problem when it comes to Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

    Photo from National Pediatric Cancer Foundation The crowd cheered wildly for cancer survivor Joshua Fisher, left, and Tampa Bay Buc Gerald McCoy at the 14th annual Fashion Funds the Cure on May 6 to benefit the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation at Port Tampa Bay Terminal 2.
  3. Orioles Buck Showalter's Trop takedown includes bullpen mounds, bathroom options, bladder problems

    Blogs

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter has never been a fan of the Trop, and after Monday's 5-0 win he — with some prodding from O's TV man Gary Thorne — took a few more shots during their MASN interview, specifically about the location of the bullpen mounds, and the lack of bathroom facilities.

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter has never been a fan of Tropicana Field.
  4. What a perfect USF football season would and wouldn't mean

    College

    TAMPA — USF held its first fall practice Monday. A mere technicality. It's mind-bending how many people think that USF, sure to be ranked in the preseason Top 25, is going to throw down a 12-0 regular season with the schedule placed before it. This from a team that has never won a conference championship in its …

    The hiring of Charlie Strong, shown here, cente,r with USF president Judy Genshaft and athletic director Mark Harlan during his introductory press conference non Dec. 15, 2016, is one of several reasons for the Bulls' high football expectations this season.  [ JOEY KNIGHT | Times]
  5. HomeTeam 100: Players 31-40

    Footballpreps

    Wesley Chapel High School running back Dexter Leverett (6) runs the ball past Hudson High School offensive linebacker Cody Sutphin (8) during the second half at Wesley Chapel High School in Wesley Chapel, Fla., on Oct. 8, 2016. Wesley Chapel won the game 39 to 34