Yankees: Two players and something else that helped Matt Carpenter rebuild his swing; What adjustments did he make?

Two months ago, matt carpenter36 years old and 1.93 meters tall, worked hard with the club Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Round Rock Expressand wondered if he had already played his last major league game.

Carpenter spent the past offseason rebuilding his swing, looking to get back to the big leagues. He received help from the Canadian Joey Votto (Cincinnati Reds), retired Matt Holliday, a baseball performance lab and a new bat In order to add height to your swing and keep the barrel in the zone longer:

Carpenter told The Athletic in February that he was more confident in his swing than “in years, maybe ever.” But he couldn’t crack the Texas Major League roster this spring. Hopes that he could return to the 36-homer version of himself from 2018 were fading. Like so many other players before him, age, it seemed, had caught up with him.

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When Carpenter was granted his release in mid-May, only one team offered the veteran ex-Cardinals a spot on the major league roster: the New York Yankees, who were on their way to one of their best seasons in the league. franchise history.

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Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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Yankees: Two players and something else that helped Matt Carpenter rebuild his swing; What adjustments did he make?