In 11 seasons, from 2011 to 2021 with the Cardinals, Carpenter, 36, who can play virtually all infield positions, collected 1,153 hits and was a doubles machine in his prime, leading the Senior Circuit twice.
Yet, last season was not great for him. In 130 games his slash line was .169/.305/.275/.581.
Prior to the signing, he had been toiling for the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A club, hitting six home runs in 21 games for Round Rock.
Carpenter has been issued No. 24 and is on the active roster.