According to the Chicago Tribune and Chris Carpenter’s agent Bob LaMonte the long time Cardinals pitcher will retire when the 2013 season is officially over.

Now Carpenter hasn’t officially made his announcement yet to the media but should do so very soon. The 38 year old pitcher will more than likely become a part of the teams coaching staff more than likely a pitching coach as soon as he retires as a player.

Carpenter made his major league debut for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997 and played for the organization through 2002 before moving onto the St. Louis Cardinals. He would find his most success in his career as a member of the Cardinals as he would go onto winning two world series championships and become a three time All-Star.