St. Louis Cardinals Infielder Wants To Play In 2022

St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter may be struggling this season, but he hopes to continue playing in 2022. He has an $18.5 million club option, but it is apparent that the Cardinals will be buying it out based on his play this season. 

In 115 games this season, Carpenter has three home runs, 21 RBIs and a very low .169 batting average. He also batted only .186 in 50 games last season in St. Louis, so his struggles hitting for contact has become an ongoing trend. In 2018, he played magnificently, as he had 36 home runs and 81 RBIs in 156 games. One has to wonder if he could find a little more rhythm at the plate again, but he hasn't been able to yet. 

Carpenter has spent his entire 11-year career with the Cardinals thus far. With them, he has made the All-Star Game on three separate occasions and won the Silver Slugger Award in 2013. In 1,314 career games, he has 155 home runs, 576 RBIs and a .262 batting average.

It will be interesting to see what happens next season with Carpenter, but if he has his way, he will stay in the big-leagues. Maybe there will be another team willing to give the veteran a chance. 

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