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Chris Carpenter has announced that he will retire at the end of the season. He has recovered from several potential career-ending surgeries, but this one proved to be too much. Carpenter could take a job within the Cardinals organization after he officially announces his retirement.
Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, and Adam LaRoche all underwent various surgeries to ready for the 2014 season. Strasburg had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his pitching elbow. Harper had surgery on his knee to repair the bursa sac in his left knee, an injury first suffered when he crashed into the wall at Dodgers Stadium. LaRoche had surgery to remove loose bodies from his left elbow. All three will need four to six weeks of recovery time, but are expected to be ready for spring training.
Ray Davis will replace Nolan Ryan as the controlling owner of the Texas Rangers. The decision isn't official yet, but it is expected to be approved when the owners meet on November 14. Davis had previously backed Ryan and helped purchase the team back in 2010.