Matt Carpenter 3B STL 5 days ago

Carpenter is back in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

After a scheduled day off Tuesday with Chris Sale on the mound, Carpenter will be back in action Wednesday against Jose Quintana. Carpenter will bat second in the order, but he has struggled against lefty starters this season with a .163 batting average and 13 strikeouts.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 6 days ago

Carpenter is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

It looks like a scheduled day off for Carpenter, who had started the last five games after missing one game last week with a tight back. Mark Reynolds will get the start at third base and bat cleanup against Chris Sale.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carptenter (back) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

Carpenter was held out of Tuesday's lineup with tightness in his back, but it looks to be nothing serious, as he's back at his usual third base spot. Carpenter will hit second against Marlins starter Mat Latos.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter is dealing with a tight back, which is why he was held out of Tuesday's lineup, the Associated Press reports.

He was available off the bench, but it's worth noting that this was not just a day off for Carpenter. Mark Reynolds and Pete Kozma both saw time at third base Tuesday in his absence. Consider Carpenter day-to-day moving forward.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game in Miami.

Carpenter dealt with a minor triceps issue earlier in the month, but he has still started every game in June. In his absence Tuesday, Mark Reynolds will get the nod at third base, allowing Xavier Scruggs to start at first base.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 month ago

Carpenter (triceps) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Carpenter suffered a right triceps contusion in Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch, but the issue was minor enough that he'll rejoin the lineup Sunday. Assuming nothing further occurs, he should be good to go moving forward.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 month ago

Carpenter was diagnosed with a right tricep contusion and will be considered day-to-day, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

Carpenter left Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch in the first inning. Kolton Wong came into the game at second base and Pete Kozma moved to third base. It seems like Carpenter could be ready to return for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 month ago

Carpenter left Saturday's game against the Dodgers after getting hit by a pitch in the elbow, Jenifer Longosch of MLB.com reports.

Kolten Wong came into the game to play second base, while Pete Kozma moved to Carpenter's third-base position. It seems like this was precautionary, but if he does miss some extra time, Mark Reynolds and Kozma could see increased playing time.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 month ago

Carpenter went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base in a 3-0 win against the Dodgers on Friday.

Carpenter continues to raise his impressive on-base percentage, having walked seven times in the past five games. While walks aren't a sexy fantasy stat, all those times on base help Carpenter score a ton of runs from his No. 2 spot in the Cardinals' batting order. He continues to be one of the more valuable players in fantasy, especially considering that he's eligible at both second and third base in most leagues.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 month ago

Carpenter went 1-for-3 on Sunday against the Royals with a pair of walks, two runs scored, two RBI and his eighth home run of the season.

The 29-year-old has been a tremendous source of counting stats this season, stolen bases aside, and has now accumulated 31 runs scored and 27 RBI to go along with the eight homers and a .986 OPS that ranks fourth in the National League. Carpenter will likely continue to produce these types of numbers in the middle of a potent Cardinals lineup.