Matthew Martin Lee Carpenter is an American professional baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, Return.
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Since becoming a regular player in 2013, Carpenter has spent considerable time at first base, second base and third base.
| Born: November 26, 1985
The Cardinals selected him in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB draft from Texas Christian University (TCU).
A three-time second-team All Mountain West Conference selectee, he broke TCU’s school record for games played and at bats and is second in hits, doubles and walks. He was the Cardinals’ organization Player of the Year in 2010.
A three-time MLB All-Star Game selection, he became the first Silver Slugger Award winner at second base in Cardinals franchise history after leading the major leagues in hits, runs scored and doubles in 2013.
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He made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.A left-handed batter and right-handed thrower, Carpenter stands 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) and weighs 205 pounds (93 kg).
|June 4, 2011, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
(through August 5, 2022)
|Runs batted in||612|
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Carpenter in the 13th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.
Due to advanced age stemming from his redshirt senior season at TCU, he had little leverage in negotiations, and was forced to settle for a $1,000 bonus.
He spent his first professional season with various A-level teams, including the Batavia Muckdogs, Quad Cities River Bandits, and the Palm Beach Cardinals Between the three clubs, he batted .283 with two home runs and 22 RBIs.
In 2010, Carpenter returned to Palm Beach to begin the year; over 28 games, he hit .283 while also drawing 26 walks, placing his OBP at .441.
On March 18, 2022, Carpenter signed a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers with an invitation to major-league spring training.
Carpenter did not make the Rangers’ Opening Day roster, and he accepted an assignment with the Triple-A Round Rock Express.
On May 19, 2022, the Rangers released Carpenter after he batted .275 with six home runs over 21 games.
Matt Carpenter Yankees
On May 26, 2022, the New York Yankees signed Carpenter to a major-league contract. On June 12, Carpenter became the first Yankee to hit six or more home runs in his first 10 games with the team.
|Career highlights and awards|
That day, he tied his career high with seven RBI, while hitting two home runs with a double and a walk to lead a defeat of the Chicago Cubs, 18–4.
Carpenter broke a team record for home runs in a player’s first 30 games with the Yankees, hitting two three-run home runs against the Red Sox on July 16; his total of 13 homers broke the team record previously set by Kevin Maas in 1990 and Glenallen Hill in 2000.
He became the first Yankees outfielder with seven RBIs in a game against the Red Sox since Joe DiMaggio accomplished the feat in 1940.
During his tenure on the Yankees, Carpenter served as a utility player, far exceeding offensive expectations from manager Aaron Boone.
On July 18, 2022, Carpenter was named AL Player of the Week, succeeding teammate Aaron Judge.
A former Cardinals favorite made his emotional return to Busch Stadium on Friday night and the fans responded by giving Matt Carpenter a long standing ovation during his first at-bat.
It was a current Cardinal who had been missing for a while, however, who had the largest crowd of the season on their feet seven innings later.
Carpenter, who admitted before the game he didn’t think he would be back at Busch when last season ended, singled in his first two bats, flied out to the wall in right in the seventh and then the game found him again in the ninth.
Facing Helsley with two outs and the tying run on first, Carpenter checked his swing and hit a slow roller, which DeJong was able to field, cutting in front of Tommy Edman, and flip with his glove to first to barely beat Carpenter for the game-ending out.
Carpenter was originally going to hit sixth and play right field for the Yankees but he was moved up to third and switched to the DH role.
when Anthony Rizzo had to be scratched because of back spasms … New Yankee Harrison Bader did not accompany the team to this weekend’s series.
|Contract:||1 yr(s) / $2,000,000|
|Free Agent:||2023 / UFA|
A three-time All-Star with the St. Louis Cardinals, he hit .275 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 21 games for Round Rock of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
Carpenter spent the previous 11 seasons with the Cardinals, batting .262 with 155 homers and 576 RBIs. He hit .169 last year with three homers and 21 RBIs in 207 at-bats.
He played 19 games at first this year, one at third and two at designated hitter.