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Cardinals | Matt Adams out Saturday

Sat, 28 May 2016 14:50:47 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (back) is out of the starting lineup Saturday, May 28, for a second straight game. 3B Matt Carpenter will play first and lead off against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez, and 3B Greg Garcia will take Carpenter's spot at third and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Adams has said he might be available for pinch-hit duty, which suggests the injury may not be serious. If so that's a good thing because back problems can cause hitters great headaches. Carpenter is worth mid-range consideration from the leadoff position, while Garcia carries little fantasy value.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter activated

Sat, 28 May 2016 09:20:43 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter was activated from the paternity list Saturday, May 28. The team also designated SS Ruben Tejada for assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Carpenter should continue to receive most of the starts at third base and should be a starting option in all leagues. Greg Garcia could receive a little more playing time with Tejada leaving but is still not a great fantasy option.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter eyeing Saturday return

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:24:16 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is expected to return from the paternity list to play against the Washington Nationals Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Make arrangements to replace Carpenter for the next two days where you can. He is off to a solid start in the counting stats with 29 runs, nine home runs and 32 RBI. Greg Garcia started at the hot corner Thursday, May 26, and he or one of Ruben Tejada or Jedd Gyorko projects to start Friday, May 27, but no one in the trio are anything more than fliers in daily contests.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter to paternity list

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:09:56 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter was placed on the paternity list Thursday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: Jedd Gyorko and Ruben Tejada are likely to see a start or two while "Marp" is out. Carpenter is questionable for the weekend series in Washington. He's a daily consideration when he returns. Gyorko has low-end luster in the right matchup, but Tejada isn't a potent enough bat to use in DFS.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter on paternal leave

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:30:35 -0700

Updating an earlier report, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is away from the team Wednesday, May 25, awaiting the birth of his first child. He's likely to be placed on the paternity leave list.

Fantasy Tip: The team heads to Washington Thursday, and Carpenter could miss a couple of games. Look for Jedd Gyorko to see increased time, and he's a low-end option depending on the matchup.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter sits

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:13:18 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 25, with 2B Kolten Wong hitting leadoff. SS Ruben Tejada is playing third and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Wong has a .265-1-3 line this month and will be greeted by Jake Arrieta today. The leadoff spot gives Wong some luster, but the matchup is terrible. Tejada doesn't hit enough to use in DFS today.

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Cardinals | No Brandon Moss, Matt Adams

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:45:19 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1Bs Brandon Moss and Matt Adams are not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. 3B Matt Carpenter is starting at first base, and SS Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Moss and Adams have been splitting time at first base, but the left-handed hitters will receive the night off against the southpaw, so sub them out where you can in seasonal leagues. Adams has swung the better bat of late with a .314/.368/.429 slash line and 11 RBI through 38 plate appearances in May. Tejada is nothing more than a desperation flier in all fantasy formats Friday.

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Cardinals | Career night for Matt Carpenter

Thu, 19 May 2016 20:15:02 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, a career-high six RBI and two runs scored in a 13-7 win over the Colorado Rockies Thursday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: As long as Carpenter is at the top of St. Louis' potent lineup, you can expect him to remain one of the top fantasy third basemen.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter homers twice

Wed, 11 May 2016 00:49:54 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter hit two home runs Tuesday, May 10, in an 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: Carpenter had a .256-4-19 line entering the game, off the pace of his 27-homer season of a year ago. He's now back on that pace, so you could say what a difference one game makes. Carpenter is one of the better third baseman to own in fantasy leagues when healthy, and he is also a strong option in daily leagues as well.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter on the bench

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:58:36 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Wednesday, May 4. SS Ruben Tejada will start at third base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Tejada has gone 2-for-9 over the last seven days and hitting only .188 this season. He posted decent numbers against left-handed pitchers last season but is not a strong option for most owners.

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