Carpenter back in action
WASHINGTON — Third baseman Matt Carpenter has been activated from the paternity list by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Carpenter missed two games after being placed on the paternity list Thursday. His wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl, on Wednesday.
Carpenter leads the Cardinals with nine home runs and 32 RBI.
To make room for Carpenter on the 25-man roster, St. Louis designated infielder Ruben Tejada for assignment Saturday. Tejada was batting .176 over 23 games with no homers and three RBI.
If Tejada is released, St. Louis would be responsible for the remainder of his US$1.5 million salary this year, which was US$1,049,180 entering Saturday.