St. Louis had two aces at the start of spring training. Now, both are hurt.
Chris Carpenter left the Cardinals' 7-1 victory over the Marlins in the third inning Tuesday after feeling a "twinge" in his left hamstring. The injury came one day after fellow All-Star Adam Wainwright had season-ending elbow surgery.
"They don't think it's very bad so I'm not concerned with it," said Carpenter, who left the clubhouse with his upper left leg wrapped in ice. "We'll wait and see tomorrow."
Carpenter said he had never before had a hamstring injury.
The Cardinals' bad luck continued in the next inning when setup man Mitchell Boggs, put into the game to replace Carpenter, was escorted off the mound after straining his lower back.
Rangers: Brandon Webb threw 46 pitches Tuesday in another bullpen session, the second time in three days the former NL Cy Young Award winner threw off the mound.
"Good, I came out real good. I felt strong. I feel like the velocity is there," the former Kentucky star said. "Better than last time, which is good. ... Came out of it fine, still felt strong at the end."
The next step is more of the same for Webb. He is to throw long tosses off flat ground Wednesday, then get back on the mound Thursday.
Nationals: A day after laughing off a pair of strikeouts in his spring training debut, Bryce Harper really had something to smile about — his first hit.
The No. 1 overall pick in last year's amateur draft went 1-for-2 Tuesday, lining an opposite-field single to left off the Mets' Pedro Beato.
"A fastball thrown away is always a good pitch to hit — for me, it is," Harper said.
Harper is expected to start the season at Class A Hagerstown. The Suns play at the Lexington Legends April 11-14.
Red Sox: Owner John Henry says he was fined $500,000 by Major League Baseball for publicly criticizing the sport's revenue-sharing rules.
After the 2009 season, Henry said seven "chronically uncompetitive teams" received more than $1 billion in revenue sharing, and he wondered who could think that was a good idea besides those clubs.
Angels: Garret Anderson is retiring after 17 seasons in baseball, almost all of them with the Angels. The 38-year-old left fielder may consider a coaching career.
Reds (ss) 7, A's 6: Jonny Gomes and Yonder Alonso hit two-run homers in the fourth inning to lead a Cincinnati split-squad to victory in Phoenix.
Reds starter Mike Leake, vying for Cincinnati's No. 5 starter job, gave up one run in two innings in his first start of the spring.
Angels 2, Reds (ss) 1: Starter Johnny Cueto allowed two runs and two hits in three innings and hit two batters and a Cincinnati split squad lost.
Wohlers family escapes
Authorities in Milton, Ga., say former Atlanta Braves pitcher Mark Wohlers, his wife and their three young children were able to escape when fire destroyed their Milton home.
Wohlers said his wife, Kimberly, was a hero. He said she woke him up then ran upstairs to get the children, ages 3, 5 and 7.