Cardinals GM John Mozeliak told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Matt Carpenter will open 2017 as the team's starting first baseman.
Matt Carpenter said Sunday that he didn't feel comfortable with his oblique injury down the stretch and even modified his swing to avoid aggravating the injury.
Matt Carpenter (finger) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.
Matt Carpenter has been dealing with an issue to his right ring finger.
Matt Carpenter is not in Monday's lineup against the Reds.
Matt Carpenter is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon in Colorado.
Matt Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night in Colorado.
Matt Carpenter (back) is batting leadoff and starting at second base Tuesday night against the Cubs.
Matt Carpenter (back) is out of the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday night against the Cubs.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Matt Carpenter exited Monday's game after seven innings due to back tightness.
Matt Carpenter finished 2-for-4 and bashed a key two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to victory on Friday.
Matt Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Pirates.
Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Athletics.
Matt Carpenter singled in two runs in an improbable ninth-inning comeback win for the Cardinals over the Reds on Monday.