Matt Carpenter 3B STL 4 days ago

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

Carpenter is out of the lineup for the first time since he missed four straight games from May 7-10 because of extreme fatigue. The cause of his fatigue was never discovered, but he seems to be doing just fine. Known primarily for his excellent contact and on-base skills, Carpenter oddly has 11 strikeouts, two home runs, two doubles and zero walks in 32 at-bats since rejoining the lineup. Given the small sample size and solid power, it's not yet cause for any concern. He's likely getting Tuesday off because the Cardinals played a 14-inning marathon Monday night.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 week ago

After striking out his first three times up, Carpenter hit his sixth homer of the year Thursday, a two-run shot that sent the Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over Cleveland.

Carpenter found no luck against Trevor Bauer, but former Cardinal lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski came in to face him in the eighth and promptly gave up the homer. Carpenter endured a bizarre bout of fatigue last week, but appears to be over that and is having an impressive bounce-back campaign.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and a RBI in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

He supposedly missed the last three games due to fatigue, which the team attributes to his tireless work ethic. It seemed like the time off served him well, and hopefully he will not need other similar multi-game breaks later in the season.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter (undisclosed) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians.

While he Cardinals have yet to find the cause of his extreme fatigue, Carpenter is apparently feeling better, as he'll start at the hot corner Tuesday night, even though he could be used as a DH. There's still some uncertainty here, but owners will be happy to have Carpenter back in the lineup.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter (undisclosed) is set to rejoin the team in Cleveland on Tuesday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

As expected, Carpenter will rejoin the Cardinals on Tuesday, but his condition is still somewhat up in the air as the team searches for the cause of his recent "extreme fatigue." The organization has not stated whether Carpenter will play Tuesday, but the fact that he'll be back with the team is certainly a step in the right direction.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

After running a number of tests, the Cardinals haven't found a virus causing Carpenter's extreme fatigue. Moreover, when asked if Carpenter had a cardiovascular issues, manager Mike Matheny said "he hasn't heard one thing about that...," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Carpenter is supposed to rejoin the Cardinals on Tuesday in Cleveland, but there's still some mystery involving his status.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter is not with the Cardinals in Pittsburgh because he is dealing with "extreme fatigue", MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch reports.

Carpenter was out of the lineup Thursday against the Cubs, and he'll now miss an entire weekend series in Pittsburgh. He's presumably dealing with some kind of illness or medical condition, as it would otherwise be quite unusual for a player to miss four straight games due to fatigue. There's no guarantee Carpenter will be ready for Tuesday's game in Cleveland.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates.

Carpenter got his first off day of the season Thursday against the Cubs, so it's surprising to see him out of the lineup again Friday. He's likely dealing with an injury of some sort.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter is out of the lineup Thursday, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

This is Carpenter's first day off this season and it's well-deserved as he's slashing .333/.403/.620. While the power numbers are likely unsustainable, we've seen Carpenter among the league leaders in batting average before, so he could very reasonably be dominant in average and runs over the rest of the season. Mark Reynolds gets the start at third base Thursday.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter bounced back from his ugly night at the plate Monday to go 1-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and a walk in Tuesday's win over Chicago.

Carpenter took Cubs' starter Kyle Hendricks deep with two on in the fifth inning and added a sacrifice fly to plate Kolten Wong just an inning later. Carpenter is off to arguably the best start of his career posting an almost unbelievable 20 extra-base hits in his first 104 at-bats this season, good for a .644 slugging percentage. He currently ranks sixth in all of baseball with a 1.056 OPS.