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I just asked Neal Huntington about the status of Jeff Karstens, who is arbitration-eligible but no apparent lock to be tendered.
Huntington's reply: "Jeff's a guy who gives you everything he has every time he takes the baseball. You'd love to have 1,000 with the mentality that he brings. He's a leader. He gets the most out of his abilities. Unfortunately, at times, his body lets him down. As we do with every player, we've got to do a thorough analysis and explore the fit on the team going forward, explore the role and how he fits in the big picture."
Karstens, 30, had a 4.01 ERA in 15 starts.