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Top Kerry Carpenter News

  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Managing hamstring issue

    Carpenter was diagnosed with a mild hamstring strain Friday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    It doesn't appear to be a serious injury, though Carpenter will likely be held out of action for at least the first few days of the Grapefruit League schedule. The 26-year-old slugger, who hit 20 homers with an .811 OPS in 118 games last season, is considered day-to-day.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Idle against lefty

    Carpenter isn't starting Sunday against the Athletics.

    The lefty-hitting Carpenter will take a seat with fellow lefty JP Sears on the mound for the A's. Matt Vierling will move to right field while Carpenter rests, allowing Tyler Nevin to start at the hot corner.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Remains locked in Friday

    Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in Friday's win over the Angels.

    Carpenter now has at least one hit in 10 of the 13 games he's played this month, and he's batting .315 in September with seven RBI. It's been a standout season for the outfielder, who's batting .291 overall with an .852 OPS. Carpenter has also added 20 home runs this year to reach that mark for the first time in his brief MLB career.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Steals another base

    Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 10-3 win over the Yankees.

    The 26-year-old outfielder showcased his speed Thursday, legging out an infield single and swiping second base before scoring on a Tyler Nevin double. Carpenter didn't attempt any steals through the first 116 games of his career, but he has gained confidence on the bases lately, going 4-for-4 in stolen base tries over his last 12 games. Carpenter has posted a slash line of .320/.388/.558 across 50 second-half games, with 12 home runs, 36 RBI, 29 runs and four thefts across 201 plate appearances during that stretch.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Triples, scores in loss

    Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees.

    Carpenter was the only Detroit player to cross the plate as he continued his hot streak. The outfielder is batting .339 over his last 15 games with six extra-base hits and 10 RBI. For the season, he's now batting .291 with a robust .882 OPS and 20 home runs. Carpenter is enjoying a breakout campaign and figures to move up fantasy draft boards in 2024.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Doubles, reaches four times in win

    Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 10-0 win over the White Sox.

    The Tigers rolled all over Chicago, and Carpenter was right in the middle of the action. The outfielder has had a breakout season with a .289 batting average, .876 OPS and 20 home runs across 93 games. He's been even better over his last dozen appearances, batting .341 with a .931 OPS.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Logs first career stolen base

    Carpenter went 2-for-4 with one run scored and one steal in Saturday's 9-2 loss against the Astros.

    Carpenter recorded his first MLB steal Saturday, taking second base in the fourth inning after reaching on a single. With his two hits, Carpenter has now registered a hit in 20 of his last 21 games. Over that stretch, he's batting .413 with nine home runs, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Keeps slugging Wednesday

    Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Cubs.

    Carpenter didn't hit a home run Tuesday, but he made up for that in a big way Wednesday, providing all of Detroit's offense. The outfielder has now gone deep in four of the last five games, and he has nine home runs this month overall in 21 contests. The power surge has allowed Carpenter to reach the 20-homer plateau for the first time in his career, and he is showing no signs of slowing down.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Goes deep for third straight game

    Carpenter went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and two runs scored in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Cubs.

    Carpenter has been on a power surge recently, as he now has eight home runs this month across 19 games, including in each of the last three contests. That's pushed the outfielder to 19 total long balls this season, which is a new career high. Carpenter has claimed an everyday role in the middle of the Tigers' lineup and could push for 25 homers if he stays healthy.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Homers in consecutive games

    Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

    Carpenter's solo shot in the seventh came on the 10th pitch of a battle that included five foul balls after beginning the at-bat down 0-2. Carpenter is now hitting .354 with seven home runs in the month of August and is establishing himself as a mainstay in the heart of the Tigers' lineup.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Hits 17th home run

    Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Guardians.

    Carpenter got things started with a three-run home run in the first inning, his 17th of the season. The outfielder has been on a power surge lately, with five of those long balls coming over his last eight games. Carpenter has earned a regular role in the middle of Detroit's lineup with his strong performance so far this year, as he's now batting .281 with an .862 OPS.

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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Pops 16th home run

    Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Twins.

    Carpenter has been dialed in lately, as he's batting .412 over his last five games with four home runs. That's pushed the outfielder to 16 long balls for the season, which is 10 more than he had as a rookie last year. Carpenter has definitely taken a step forward after a promising debut in 2022, and he could be in line for an even bigger breakout in 2024.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Eustis, FL
Age: 26
School: Virginia Tech
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R