Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer
Matt Carpenter's daughter, Kinley, was born at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, right about the time Jake Arrieta was coming out of his start at Busch Stadium. Carpenter said he didn't have to text Arrieta to let his former TCU teammate know he wasn't ducking him when he was not in the Cardinals' lineup that day. "He knew," Carpenter said. "He actually texted me at the hospital when he heard the news." Carpenter returned from the paternity list and was starting at first base Saturday in Washington. Moving around between third, second and first base could become commonplace for Carpenter when Jhonny Peralta returns from his minor-league rehabilitation assignment, perhaps as early as late next week. "You can just see how it's falling out. Jhonny's going to come back and decisions are going to have to be made," Carpenter said. "I give them some flexibility."