February 6, 2023

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Matt Carpenter left St. Louis having lost his swing, now he returns as a key member of the Yankees – The Denver Post

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Matt Carpenter never thought he would make it back. The infielder could not figure out his swing. He went 1-for-3 on Oct. 3, 2021 against the Cubs and the veteran Cardinals infielder walked out of Busch Stadium for what he figured would be his last time.

“The major leagues is a tough place to be when you’re not at your best and when you’re up at the plate searching for your swing and not full of a ton of confidence,” Carpenter said. “It’s a tough place to be in and that’s kind of the spot I was in the last couple seasons.”

A three-time All-Star and career .263/.369/.457 hitter who hit 36 homers in 2018, left St. Louis after hitting under .200 and with seven homers in 180 games over his last two seasons.

But the lefty-hitting Carpenter kept searching for that swing even…

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2022-08-04 08:16:35

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