‘Trade → Release → FA’ Matt Carpenter at the crossroads of retirement

Matt Carpenter (38), a veteran left-handed hitter who was recently traded from the San Diego Padres to the Atlanta Braves, was released.

The Atlanta team said Wednesday that it will release Carpenter. Of Carpenter’s 5.5 million-dollar annual salary for the 2024 season, San Diego will pay 1.5 million dollars.월카지노

Earlier, San Diego traded with Atlanta in a 1-2 trade on the 16th. It received outfielder Drew Campbell (26) and gave up Carpenter and left-handed pitcher Laker (29).

Since then, Atlanta has released Carpenter on the same day. The purpose of the trade is believed to be to deploy Kerr to the left-handed relief team.

Carpenter became a free agent again ahead of his 38th season. He had a batting average of 0.176, five homers and an OPS of 0.641 in 76 games last season.

Carpenter appeared to be reviving last year with 15 home runs and 1.138 OPS for the New York Yankees, but he was silent again last season.

As a result, it may be difficult to win a major league contract. Since he will turn 39 in the 2024 season, there is nothing strange about choosing to retire.

Carpenter was selected as a National League All-Star three times during his heyday with the St. Louis Cardinals, and was ranked fourth in the MVP voting in the 2013 season.

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