Stan McNeal @stanmcneal Carpenter, 37, is due $12.5 million in last year of his contract. To retire would mean giving up that.
Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal Mozeliak says Carpenter likely to DL. By announcing retirement, Carp would forfeit $12.5M salary.
Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal Carpenter experiencing same physical problems trying to throw. #STLCards' Mozeliak did not entirely rule out return, but it sounds bleak.
Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB Chris Carpenter informed #STLCards that he was continuing to feel numbness, discomfort in recent bullpen sessions
David O'Brien @ajcbraves RT @BNightengale: It's quite clear that Mozeliak believes Carpenter has thrown his last pitch #StlCards