Cardinals Carpenter Retires, Matheny Remains As Manager


Published on November 21 2013 6:34 am
Last Updated on November 21 2013 6:35 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cardinals' Chris Carpenter Retires

(St. Louis, MO) -- Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter is calling it a career. The right-hander is officially retiring.  General manager John Mozeliak revealed the news at a Wednesday press conference. The 2005 Cy Young winner missed most of the 2012 season and all of 2013 due to injury.  The 38-year-old helped the Cards to World Series championships in 2006 and 2011. In 15 seasons, Carpenter had 144 wins with a career ERA of 3.76 while pitching for Toronto and St. Louis.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't going anywhere anytime soon. St. Louis has inked the skipper to a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season.  Since taking over for legendary manager Tony La Russa, Matheny has led the Cards to the playoffs in both of his seasons at the helm. The former catcher guided the club to the World Series this past season, losing to the Boston Red Sox in six games.


Rangers And Tigers Agree On Blockbuster

(Arlington, TX) -- The Rangers and Tigers have agreed on a blockbuster deal to send first baseman Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler.  The Rangers will also receive 30-million-dollars from the Tigers. The 29-year-old first baseman hit .279 with 25 home runs and 106 RBI for the Tigers last season. The 31-year-old Kinsler hit .277 with 13 homers, 72 RBI and stole 15 bases for Texas last season.


Yankees' "A-Rod" Walks Out Of Grievance Hearing

(New York, NY) -- Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez says he is done participating in his grievance hearing. "A-Rod" walked out of Wednesday's session, calling it a farce after the arbitrator refused to make MLB commissioner Bud Selig testify. Rodriguez is appealing his 211-game suspension.