The prognosis for nine key players who are rehabbing injuries this winter
Expected to be ready for start of spring training
Ace's season was cut short by nerve damage in his right biceps; Cards picked up his $2 million option.
KEN GRIFFEY JR.
Had surgery on Aug. 16 to repair a torn right hamstring; has been on DL every year since 2001.
Like Carpenter, was sidelined by nerve irritation in his pitching arm but is not expected to need surgery.
Made only 15 starts (winning six) before Aug. 24 surgery to repair torn flexor muscle in his pitching elbow.
Finished third in the NL in innings and second in K's, then underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk.
Expected to be ready for start of spring training, but likely to change teams
RF, White Sox
Suffering from bone marrow edema in his left knee; free agent had second knee operation in September.
Free agent's season ended after only 90 at bats because of torn left labrum; underwent surgery on June 4.