Matt Carpenter returns to his old home… to sign one-year deal with St. Louis

Veteran left-handed hitter Matt Carpenter (38) returned to his former St. Louis.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced on the 20th (Korea Standard Time) that they agreed to a one-year contract with Carpenter.헤라카지노도메인

Carpenter executed a player option for the 2024 season among the 1+1 contracts agreed with the San Diego Padres, with a $5.5 million salary guaranteed.

He was released shortly after being traded to the Atlanta Braves in December last year. St. Louis will pay only the minimum salary and Atlanta will pay the rest.

Carpenter played in 76 games last season, hitting .176 with a batting average of .322 on-base percentage of .319 with five home runs and 31 RBIs.

San Diego recruited him after seeing what he showed for the New York Yankees in the 2022 season (47 games batting average of 0.305 on-base percentage of 0.412 slugging percentage of 0.727), but it was disappointing and Carpenter was humiliated by his release after the trade.

A new team takes on a new challenge. It’s a new team, but it’s also a familiar team to him.

Carpenter was drafted by the Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2009 draft and made his big league debut in 2011.

During the 11 seasons, he played 1,329 games as a Cardinals player, recording a batting average of 0.262 on-base percentage of 0.368 and a slugging percentage of 0.449. He has also advanced to the postseason six times, including in 2013 when he advanced to the World Series.

John Mozeliak, president of the Cardinals’ baseball operations division, said in an interview with local media such as “The Athletic” after the announcement of Carpenter’s recruitment that he contacted Carpenter shortly after he was released.

Mozeliak, who failed to prevent his team from falling to the bottom of the planet last season, said he was looking for a veteran whose experience would help in difficult situations.

“There will be leadership by example, but I also think I have the ability to speak when I see something that is not. Last year, this role was mainly up to Goldie (first baseman Paul Goldschmidt), and I think this was quite a challenge for him,” he said, adding that he is also looking forward to playing a role as a clubhouse leader.

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