Matt Carpenter RUMORS & NEWS

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Matt Carpenter’s deal with #STLCards, if completed, will be for six years. Two sides “very close.” Talks first reported by @dgoold.

  • Cardinals talking contract extension with Matt Carpenter

    Hardball Talk "Matt Carpenter had a breakout season in 2013, handling a position switch to second base just fine and hitting .318 while leading the league in hits (199), doubles (55), and runs scored (126). Now this season he’s moving again, this time to third base, and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post..." March 06

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

  • Carpenter's season forcing Cards to rethink second base

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There was a time about midway through this season when Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and his knack for timely hits left even his teammates searching for ways to describe him. Second baseman Matt Carpenter explained that in the dugout and around the clubhouse they had settled on a simple..." September 29

  • Matt Carpenter rescues Cards in 5-4 win over Astros

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Among the many skills second-year infielder Matt Carpenter has displayed for the Cardinals this season, one relatively unnoticed one is his ability to hit lefthanded pitching. The lefthanded-hitting Carpenter, batting a more than representative .294 against lefthanders, whacked his fourth home..." July 11

  • Matt Carpenter likely to start season at third base after all

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After all those early-morning drills and after all that game time Matt Carpenter accumulated at second base this spring, Carpenter is likely to start the season as the Cardinals’ third baseman, with David Freese out with a sore back. That is the position Carpenter has played the most, but he..." March 28

  • Today in Jupiter: Furcal starts at DH, Carpenter at 2B

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In an attempt to get him two plate appearances from the right side of the plate -- the side his balky elbow will allow him to swing comfortably -- the Cardinals will start Rafael Furcal today at designated hitter and leadoff for their game against Boston. The Red Sox, journeying from the other..." February 24

  • How long will the Matt Carpenter second base experiment hold out?

    Viva El Birdos "One thing we have been able to confirm in the too-early moments of the St. Louis Cardinals' 2013 Spring Training: They are apparently serious about dropping Matt Carpenter into their rather spartan second-base rotation. There are already plenty of Carpenter-Oquendo odd-couple stories floating out..." February 14