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Chris Carpenter says Flaherty's next role is to be leader in clubhouse

JUPITER, Fla.—Cardinals Hall of Famer Chris Carpenter now a special assistant in the front office, has dropped into Cardinals’ camp for the first of two week-long visits this spring and he had some interesting thoughts on prospective members of the rotation.

Jack Flaherty

World Series hero and former Cy Young Award winner Carpenter said, “You saw great growth in what Jack did last year. But you have to be super careful in hoping that he’s going to repeat an 0.91 ERA in the second half. The expectation should be on him is that he’s going to be that solid guy who’s going to take the ball every fifth day.