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Matt Carpenter | Third Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Matt Carpenter went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in a rain-shortened loss to the Royals on Saturday.
Carpenter lofted his run-scoring single to shallow center in the fifth inning. It would be the last run either team scored before the rains began to fall. Despite hitting .323/.385/.581 with seven homers and 25 RBI, it appears that not even Carpenter can control the weather as of yet. Something to work on in the off-season. May 23 - 10:29 PM

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Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a walk Friday against the Royals.

Carpenter had two singles and a double. The 29-year-old had 19 two-hit games this season coming into Friday's action, but this was his first three-hit game of the year.
May 23 - 12:59 AM

Matt Carpenter is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

He's likely just getting some rest after starting the previous seven games. Pete Kozma will start at third base.
May 19 - 3:43 PM

Matt Carpenter slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to lead the Cardinals past the Indians 2-1 on Thursday afternoon.

Carpenter struck out in his first three at-bats against Indians starter Trevor Bauer, but he got to face Marc Rzepczynski in his fourth at-bat and drove a ball over the center field wall to put the Cardinals ahead for good. Carpenter is now batting .322/.387/.612 with six home runs, 23 RBI, and 26 runs scored in 30 games this season. He missed the Cardinals' series in Pittsburgh last weekend due to extreme fatigue, but the 29-year-old third baseman says he feels great now. We believe it.
May 14 - 3:48 PM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and two runs scored in his return to the lineup, and the Cardinals defeated the Indians 8-3 on Tuesday.

Coming back from a four-game break for "extreme fatigue," Carpenter didn't appear to miss a beat. The third baseman doubled and scored in the seventh before delivering an RBI single and scoring a run in the eighth as well. Carpenter now has 25 runs scored and 21 RBI to go with a .336/.403/.619 line.
May 12 - 9:45 PM

Matt Carpenter (fatigue) is back in the Cardinals' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians.

Carpenter hasn't played since last Wednesday due to what the team called "extreme fatigue" and has been put through a long list of tests. It's still unclear exactly what was ailing him, but the Cardinals didn't want to take any chances. They'll likely see how he feels during pre-game warm-ups before officially clearing him, but this is obviously a good sign.
May 12 - 2:30 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed that Matt Carpenter (fatigue) will rejoin the club in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Carpenter caused some worry when he didn't even travel with the club to Pittsburgh for their weekend series due to "extreme fatigue." However, he's evidently checked out fine after going through a batter of tests and should be back in the lineup Tuesday. Carpenter has been one of the best hitters in baseball so far this season with a .333/.403/.620 batting line and five home runs.
May 11 - 4:06 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny reiterated on Saturday that he expects Matt Carpenter (fatigue) back in the lineup on Tuesday after Monday's off day.

Carpenter will miss the weekend series in Pittsburgh due what the club has referred to as "extreme fatigue." He's dealt with dizziness and an accelerated heart rate and also had trouble sleeping, but Carpenter has been put through a battery of tests and it's been determined that he doesn't have a cardiovascular issue or anything else. He's expected to be ready to roll in Cleveland on Tuesday.
May 10 - 10:38 AM

Matt Carpenter will not play this weekend in Pittsburgh due to "extreme fatigue."

Carpenter left a game last Sunday with lightheadedness, sat out Thursday's game and now didn't even travel with the Cardinals to Pittsburgh. It's an odd situation that would seem to indicate he's dealing with some other underlying issue. Carpenter will be checked out by doctors in St. Louis and there should be an update on his situation over the weekend.
May 8 - 5:30 PM

Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

He also sat out on Thursday in what the Cards had pegged as a scheduled off day. To see Carpenter sitting out a second straight game is curious, so there may be something going on here. St. Louis should provide an update on his status soon. Pete Kozma is getting the start at third base Friday.
May 8 - 3:37 PM

Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Cubs.

It's just a day of rest for the star third baseman, who's batting .333/.403/.620 with five home runs, 20 RBI, and 23 runs scored in 27 games this season. Mark Reynolds is at the hot corner in Thursday's matinee. Matt Holliday is also resting, with Jon Jay starting in left field and Peter Bourjos handling center.
May 7 - 11:30 AM

Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer and collected four RBI in all as the Cardinals came back to defeat the Cubs 7-4 on Tuesday.

The Cardinals trailed 4-1 when Carpenter stepped to the dish with two runners on in the fifth inning, but he pulled an inside pitch into the right field bleachers for his fifth homer of the year. Carpenter later added an RBI sacrifice fly. The superlatives have all been used to describe Carpenter's 2015 season to date, as he's now hitting .346/.412/.644 with 20 RBI and 23 runs scored to go with his five dingers.
May 6 - 1:11 AM

Matt Carpenter (lightheadedness) went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in his return to the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

Carpenter left Sunday's game after seven innings due to lightheadedness, but it's not a long-term concern. The 29-year-old is off to a great start this season, batting .347/.412/.624 with four home runs and 16 RBI.
May 5 - 8:32 AM

Matt Carpenter was removed from Sunday's game against the Pirates due to lightheadedness.

Before departing, Carpenter blasted a solo home run in the fourth inning to put the Cardinals on top 1-0. It sounds as though his exit was purely precautionary and that the star third baseman should be cleared to rejoin the Cardinals lineup for Monday's series opener against the Cubs. Sunday was the first relatively steamy day of the season in St. Louis.
May 3 - 4:36 PM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with another double and three runs scored Thursday in the Cardinals' win over the Phillies.

One of the hottest hitters in baseball through the first month, Carpenter boasts a .372/.438/.651 batting line with a whopping 13 doubles and 21 runs scored in 21 games this season. He should continue to provide high-level fantasy value all year near the top of a potent Cardinals lineup. He's on pace for 100 doubles.
Apr 30 - 4:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva
8Mitch Harris
9Miguel Socolovich
10Sam Tuivailala