Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Sep 09 '12

Matt Carpenter (hands) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Carpenter had to exit Saturday's contest after he suffered cuts on both hands during a broken-bat single. The cuts have been glued shut, and he's hoping to be able to continue batting without the use of gloves.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Sep 08 '12

Matt Carpenter has been diagnosed with superficial lacerations on both of his hands.

He suffered the minor cuts while singling off Michael Fiers during the third inning of Saturday's game. According to the Cardinals, he is expected to be available on Sunday. And he'll probably switch to batting gloves.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Sep 02 '12

Matt Carpenter returned to action on Saturday September 1.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Aug 31 '12

Matt Carpenter injured his right ankle during a fielding drill prior to Thursday's game.

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispacth notes that Carpenter "limped heavily through the clubhouse" after the game. The 26-year-old said he was available to pinch-hit, though, and thinks he could play Friday, if needed.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jun 22 '12

Cardinals activated INF-OF Matt Carpenter from the 15-day disabled list.

Carpenter went 3-for-3 with a home run for Double-A Springfield Thursday in his final rehab game. He'll resume his role as a occasional starter at first base and in the outfield.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jun 20 '12

Matt Carpenter (oblique) played nine innings in right field Wednesday night with Double-A Springfield.

Carpenter went 0-for-4 at the plate, but that's not something that will bother the Cardinals. The utilityman appears likely to return to the major leagues in time for Friday evening's series-opener in Kansas City. He has been sidelined since late May with a strained right oblique.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jun 13 '12

Matt Carpenter (oblique) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Memphis.

Carpenter should only require three or four rehab games and seems likely to return early next week. The utilityman has been out since May 23 with an oblique strain.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jun 07 '12

Matt Carpenter (oblique) took batting practice on the field Thursday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Carpenter told B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest afterwards that he made some "aggressive cuts" and it "felt good." The 26-year-old utilityman is on track to return to the major leagues within the next seven days. He has been sidelined since May 23 with an oblique strain.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jun 06 '12

Matt Carpenter (oblique) has resumed baseball-related activities and is scheduled to take batting practice on the field Thursday.

If he continues to progress, he'll begin a rehab assignment in the coming days. Carpenter has been out since May 23 with a strained oblique but should be ready at some point next week if he can avoid setbacks.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL May 23 '12

Cardinals placed INF Matt Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Carpenter suffered the injury on a first-inning double on Tuesday. The severity of the injury isn't yet known, but oblique injuries usually mean more than a minimum stay on the disabled list. Rookie Matt Adams should have the clear path to playing time at first base for now.