Carpenter, Cards Close on $21M Deal

5 years 1 month 1 week ago September 12, 2011 Sep 12, 2011 Monday, September 12 2011 Monday, September 12, 2011 3:34:00 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: AP
By: Associated Press

St. Louis -- A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals are closing in on a $21 million, two-year contract.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because negotiations are not yet complete.
St. Louis has a $15 million option for next season as part of a $63.5 million, five-year contract agreed to in December 2006. That deal carries a $1 million buyout.
Carpenter is 9-9 with a 3.75 ERA in 30 starts this year. The 36-year-old right-hander won the 2005 NL Cy Young Award, then missed most of the followed two seasons due to elbow and shoulder injuries.

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