Former St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter will not be part of the roster for the Texas Rangers opening day.
Ahead of the 2022 season, infielder Matt Carpenter remained on the open market. After spending most of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, Carpenter, who lives in Fort Worth, Texas, signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. But has he impressed enough to make the opening day list?
With Opening Day just days away, news broke that Carpenter would not be included in the Texas Opening Day list. Instead, Carpenter announced that he will start the 2022 campaign with Triple A Round Rock in hopes of earning a call-up during the campaign.
Matt Carpenter will not start the 2022 season in majors
Carpenter, who played college baseball for the TCU Horned Frogs, was selected by the Cardinals in the 13th round of the MLB Draft. During his 11 years with the Cardinals, Carpenter made three All Star Game appearances and won a Silver Slugger Award. But its production has taken a leap in recent years.
Last season, Carpenters hit .169/.305/.275 while recording three homers, 21 RBI and 35 hits over 130 games played.
After the MLB lockout concluded, Carpenter agreed a deal with the Rangers that would net him $2 million if he made the major league roster. according to MLB network insider Jon Heyman.
Carpenter will play for the Express from 2022. From there, time will tell if he fits into a Rangers uniform this season.
https://fansided.com/2022/04/03/matt-carpenter-former-cardinals-star-rangers-minors/ Former Cardinals all-star Matt Carpenter won’t even start the season in the majors