The St. Louis Cardinals have put pitcher Chris Carpenter on the 60-day disabled list, the team announced Friday.
Carpenter, 37, has not reported to spring traning while he continues to experience irritation in his cervical spine and right shoulder.
"We felt that it was best to make an official announcement on Carp's roster status today from both the administrative standpoint and also from a roster flexibility standpoint," Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak said.
The move makes official what the team has been saying in recent weeks -- that Carpenter has likely pitched his last game in a Cardinals uniform.
Putting Carpenter on the 60-day DL means he won't count against the team's 40-man roster, or the club's 25-man active game roster.
Carpenter has a career record of 144-94 with a 3.46 ERA. He said earlier this month he was holding out hope he might be able to pitch again, if the nerve and hand irritation subsides.
It flared up again when he threw hard prior to the opening of training camp.