Cardinals' Chris Carpenter Retires

Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter is calling it a career. The right-hander is officially retiring. General manager John Mozeliak revealed the news at a Wednesday press conference. The 2005 Cy Young winner missed most of the 2012 season and all of 2013 due to injury. The 38-year-old helped the Cards to World Series championships in 2006 and 2011. In 15 seasons, Carpenter had 144 wins with a career ERA of 3.76 while pitching for Toronto and St. Louis.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Cardinals made a move before last Friday's non-waiver trade deadline, picking up reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Brewers. St. Louis also got cash in the deal, which sent minor league outfielder Malik Collymore to Milwaukee. The 31-year-old had 36 saves for the Dodgers back in 2009.