Carpenter and the Cardinals have had a difficult few seasons. Carpenter was unable to sign a major-league contract as a free agent in 2021
Carpenter spent the first half of the season with the Rangers minor leagues. However, he opted out of his contract in May and signed with the Yankees.
He has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence in his career, with 15 home runs and a 1.22 OPS in only 139 plate appearances.