Cardinals' Matt Carpenter (back) says he's fully recovered
St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter (back) says he feels "100 percent" and will return to Grapefruit League action Friday.
Carpenter pulled out of the World Baseball Classic and refrained from doing anything too intensive for almost two weeks as he dealt with a back injury, but it doesn't sound like there's any concern about his status for Opening Day. The 31-year-old infielder is a solid early-round fantasy pick.
Carpenter is projected to hit .267 with 23 home runs and 80 RBI's across 635 plate appearances this upcoming season, according to numberFire's models.
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- Denard Span batting leadoff as Giants host the Mets June 23rd, 2017
- Hunter Pence is on the Giants' bench Friday night June 23rd, 2017
- Buster Posey is not in the lineup for San Francisco June 23rd, 2017
- Jay Bruce is out of the lineup Friday for New York June 23rd, 2017
- Michael Conforto back in the lineup for New York on Friday June 23rd, 2017
- Yadier Molina has been scratched from the Cardinals' lineup June 23rd, 2017
- Dexter Fowler (quad) remains out for St. Louis June 23rd, 2017
- Tommy Pham batting second for St. Louis on Thursday June 22nd, 2017
- Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz back in the starting lineup June 22nd, 2017
- Dexter Fowler (quad) out of the Cardinals' lineup against Philly June 22nd, 2017
- Jose Martinez in the lineup for St. Louis on Thursday June 22nd, 2017