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FAAB Factor - NL: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Jan Levine

Jan Levine

Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.

National League - FAAB - 5/12/13

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Starting Pitching:

Chris Carpenter, Cardinals - Like Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th, Carpenter just refuses to die; in this case, it's his major-league career that seemingly comes back repeatedly from death's door. Although his career looked dead in the water after he suffered a shoulder setback in spring training, it appears Carpenter is now angling on returning to the team in a relief capacity at some point midseason. Carpenter, whose pitching shoulder kept him out most of 2012 and was expected to sideline him for his career, realized he could pitch throwing with his 10-year old son and completed a 70-pitch session Friday. He will throw three more this week and then could be back in the majors. Carpenter will likely be relegated to middle or long relief an

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