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Carpenter leaves Cardinals camp with continued neck issues

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Carpenter leaves Cardinals camp with continued neck issues

Bad news for the Cardinals: Chris Carpenter's neck hasn't improved, and the righty is flying back to St. Louis to have his symptoms -- which stem from a bulging disc -- examined.

While he hasn't been ruled out yet, it looks unlikely that Carpenter will be active for Opening Day. Lance Lynn is expected to slide into the rotation for however many starts Carpenter will miss. The 24-year-old pitched exclusively in relief with the Cardinals last year but did start 12 games in Triple-A, posting a 3.84 ERA with 64 strikeouts, 25 walks and two home runs allowed.

In his career, Carpenter has started 25 games against the Cubs with a 3.05 ERA while allowing a .702 OPS to opponents.

Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Live from Wrigley it's Cubs Authentic Fan Night

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Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Live from Wrigley it's Cubs Authentic Fan Night

Ozzie Guillen and Doug Glanville join Leila Rahimi to talk all things Chicago baseball as the Cubs take on the Braves and the White Sox look to get a win in Boston.

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: When we can expect Craig Kimbrel to make his Cubs debut?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: When we can expect Craig Kimbrel to make his Cubs debut?

SportsTalk Live is on location at Wrigley Field for Cubs Authentic Fan Night. David Schuster and Justin Roman join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- Doug Glanville joins the panel to discuss Javy Baez's big homer to beat the Mets, the Cubs' biggest concern and when we can expect Craig Kimbrel to make his Cubs debut.

10:00- Kap catches up with David Bote. They discuss how Bote prepares to play multiple positions as well as what it's like to watch Javy as his teammate.

16:00- The Bulls and Blackhawks introduce their top draft picks. Which one will have a bigger impact?

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