‘Just Fired Up to Be Here’- What Does MLB Veteran Matt Carpenter Bring to the Table for Injury-Riddled NY Yankees Squad?

Published 05/27/2022, 1:10 AM EDT

After a blazing start to the 2022 season, the New York Yankees lost a few games against the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox lately. There is a reason the Yankees have been difficult to beat this season. The fitness of their key players was their biggest strength.

But in the past week, the Aaron Boone-led team has suffered injuries to their key players like Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and DJ LeMahieu. The season is far from being over. They needed some extra batting option on their roster. And to overcome the situation, the Yankees have signed a veteran infielder Matt Carpenter to their active roster.

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Notably, just a week back, the Texas Rangers released him from their minor league team. But the former St. Louis Cardinals star ended up signing for the Pinstripes. Now, the main question is how will the Yankees utilize him, and what does he bring to the table for the team?

Is this a wise move by the New York Yankees?

It has to be. Because the Yankees are struggling with injuries to their key players. Although they are winning the games, this one signing will give many options to Aaron Boone. The Pinstripes have signed him as a designated hitter and, having played for over 11 years in the big league, he will bring his experience to the Yankees.

Per ESPN, the Yankees have signed him on a one-year contract. The three-time All-Star has 155 home runs in his 11-year big league career. Talking about his deal with the Yankees, Carpenter said he cannot wait to play for the best baseball team.

“We just had a quick conversation about it. But my response to him is that I’m excited to put a uniform on and be part of the best team in baseball right now. I’m just fired up to be here. I’m going to hit the ground running,” Matt Carpenter said.

In his debut game for the Yankees, Carpenter hit two runs in a 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

The Yankees are back on the winning track

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The New York Yankees are the team with the best winning ratio among all MLB teams. But their recent losses against the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles put the brake on their winning spree.

But being a champion team, the Yankees bounced back in style, and now they have won three consecutive games, despite a few injuries to their roster. Now, the main question is how good the signing of Matt Carpenter is going to prove in the coming future?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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