Matt Carpenter got a second chance at baseball, and he couldn’t be thankful enough to the New York Yankees for taking a gamble at him.
Amid a slew of injuries back in May, the Yankees signed Carpenter and quickly added him to the active roster to get the team some help. The 36-year-old slugger has been sensational ever since then, proving to everyone that he still has tons left in the tank despite a dip in his production over the last few years.
Now after an incredible day when he played hero for the Yankees in their 14-1 win against the Boston Red Sox, Carpenter reflected on his career and how he thought major league baseball was out of reach for him after getting only Triple-A opportunities since exiting the St. Louis Cardinals.
Matt Carpenter is doing more than just mundane things for the Yankees for sure. While they struggle stringing wins together, the former All-Star slugger has definitely become a top contributor for the franchise.
He’s making sure that the gamble the Yankees took on him is paying off, and that’s everything the fans and the team can ask for.