Third Baseman, Second Baseman and First Baseman
6-3, 205lb (190cm, 92kg)
St. Louis Cardinals (majors)
November 26, 1985
in Galveston, TX
Draft: Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX).
High School: Lawrence E Elkins HS (Missouri City, TX)
School: Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
June 4, 2011
17,572nd in MLB history)
vs. CHC 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season
2017 Contract Status:
Signed thru 2019, 6 yrs/$52M (14-19) & 20 team option
Service Time (01/2017): 5.012
Free Agent: 2020
Agents: SSG Baseball
Full Name: Matthew Martin Carpenter
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(9-10, 3rd place in NL Central)
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