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.

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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.