MLB notes

CARDINALS: Pitcher Chris Carpenter will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a nerve issue in his shoulder that has sidelined him since spring training.

PHILLIES: Roy Halladay (back) went through a vigorous bullpen session Tuesday and the injured ace could be back shortly after the All-Star break.

METS: Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup because of a bruised right hand.

RED SOX: Starter Daisuke Matsuzaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, a day after the right-hander allowed five runs in one-plus inning and failed to retire a batter in the second inning of a 6-1 loss to Oakland.

• The club reached a contract termination settlement with pitcher Bobby Jenks and granted his unconditional release.

RANGERS: Left-hander Derek Holland rejoined the team and might return from the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

INDIANS: Designated hitter Travis Hafner is set to be activated today after missing more than one month following knee surgery.

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