According to the Chicago Tribune and Chris Carpenter’s agent Bob LaMonte, the long time Cardinals pitcher will retire when the 2013 season is officially over.
Now Carpenter hasn’t officially made his announcement yet to the media, but should do so very soon. The 38 year old pitcher will more than likely become a part of the teams coaching staff, more than likely a pitching coach, as soon as he retires as a player.
Carpenter made his major league debut for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997 and played for the organization through 2002 before moving onto the St. Louis Cardinals. He would find his most success in his career as a member of the Cardinals as he would go onto winning two world series championships and become a three time All-Star.
He’s won Cy Young honors in 2005, Come back Player of the Year in 2009 and ERA Champion for the National League in 2009.
Carpenter hasn’t pitched all season due to shoulder surgery in 2012. If Carpenter does in fact follow through with retirement, his career numbers will come to a stop at 144-94 record, career 3.76 ERA, 1,697 strike outs and 15 shut outs and 33 complete games.