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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter ready for rehab

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:10:29 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter (oblique) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this week. Carpenter, sidelined since July 6 with a strained right oblique, took swings in the outdoor batting cage and ran the bases Sunday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: The team could sorely use his offense, but it won't rush him back for the sake of one or two victories. Carpenter should be activated almost immediately when he returns, but wait and see as always how injured players do in their return.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter doing baseball activities

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:21:50 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter (oblique) has been cleared to resume limited baseball activities, and he's been fielding groundballs and throwing to first.

Fantasy Tip: He was initially slated for a four- to six-week recovery timeline, but oblique injuries can often be tricky. It's a good sign he's already starting baseball activities, though. The All-Star third baseman should be stashed everywhere with his .298/.420/.568 slash line, 14 homers and 53 RBI. Jedd Gyorko is now seeing regular playing time on the infield and is mashing homers of late. Consider adding him off the waiver wire in the short term in deeper leagues for his power.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter talks recovery timeline

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:44:36 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter (oblique) hopes to miss four weeks at the most with his Grade 2 oblique strain. "I'm really hoping that it's the three- to four-week (recovery), and it's four on the long end," Carpenter said Monday, July 11.

Fantasy Tip: The timeline would have Carpenter back in early August with approximately two months left to pad his already solid stats. He should be stashed in all fantasy formats, and you'll want to check back for updates on his recovery because oblique injuries can be finicky and linger.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter may miss 4-6 weeks

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:54:01 -0700

Updating earlier reports, St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter (oblique) said he may miss four to six weeks with a Grade 2 strain of his right oblique.

Fantasy Tip: The back end of the timetable would put Carpenter out until late August. Kolten Wong will see more playing time, but Greg Garcia, who was hitting .344 coming into Thursday, will see his share of time. Both players hit left-handed, though, so Wong will have to hit to stave off Garcia. Stash Carpenter in all formats. Wong has more tools than Garcia, but he has struggled all season. Wong and Garcia are only NL-only commodities for now. Wong is a deeper mixed option if you're thin at second base since Carpenter will be out a while.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter has Grade 2 strain

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:13:15 -0700

Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter (oblique) has a Grade 2 strain of his right oblique.

Fantasy Tip: That severity will likely shelve him for three or four weeks. After a month of downtime, he'll likely need a minor league rehab assignment. Kolten Wong will see more playing time, but Greg Garcia, who is hitting .344, will see his share of time. Both players hit left-handed, though, so Wong will have to hit to stave off Garcia. Stash Carpenter in all formats. Wong has more tools than Garcia, but he has struggled all season. Wong and Garcia are only NL-only commodities for now. Wong is a deeper mixed option if you're thin at second base since Carpenter will be out an extended period.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter lands on DL

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:12:05 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, July 7, with a strained right oblique.

Fantasy Tip: Hitters can usually return from the injury in two to four weeks, whereas pitchers need four to six weeks to rebuild arm strength. In the best-case scenario, "Marp" takes two weeks to heal and spends a couple of games in the minors on a rehab assignment. Each case is different, though, and he could miss a month depending on the severity. Kolten Wong benefits from this, but Greg Garcia is hitting .344 and will see his share of time. Both players hit left-handed, though, so Wong will have to hit to stave off Garcia. Stash Carpenter in all formats. Wong has more tools than Garcia, but he has struggled all season. Wong and Garcia are only NL-only commodities for now.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter, Jhonny Peralta out

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:34:19 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter (oblique) and 3B Jhonny Peralta (thumb) are out of the lineup Thursday, July 7, with 3B Greg Garcia hitting leadoff and 2B Kolten Wong hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia is hitting .344 and has low-end upside against Tyler Glasnow in his major league debut. Wong has struggled at the plate all year, and he doesn't have much upside in this spot in the lineup.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter undergoes MRI

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 23:40:19 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter (oblique) underwent an MRI on Wednesday, July 5, to determine the severity of his oblique injury. Manager Mike Matheny expressed a "high level of concern" during his post-game comments.

Fantasy Tip: While we still don't know anything official, it's clear the Cardinals are worried about Carpenter's status. Odds are they'll at least sit him until after the All-Star break, which should mean more time for Kolten Wong. While Carpenter should be stashed in all formats, Wong's appeal stops at deep mixed leagues.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter has oblique injury

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:44:29 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter (oblique) left the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, July 6, because of a right oblique injury. He suffered the injury while taking a check swing during the second inning but didn't leave the game until the bottom of the third. Carpenter is scheduled to undergo further tests tonight.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of Carpenter's injury remains unknown but if a stint on the disabled list is required, expect 2B Kolten Wong to serve as the everyday option at the keystone position. Entering play Wednesday, Wong was batting .275 (11-for-40) with four RBI since being recalled following a brief stint in the minors. He should be rostered in NL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues. Keep checking back for further updates on Carpenter's status.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter makes early exit

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:55:56 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter (undisclosed) was removed from the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, July 6, after suffering an apparent injury. 2B Kolten Wong pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the third inning.

Fantasy Tip: Check back occasionally for updates on Carpenter's condition. Expect Wong to receive the bulk of the playing time at the keystone position if he is forced to miss several games.

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