Player Page

Chris Carpenter | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

Latest News

Recent News

Reds released RHP Chris Carpenter.
Carpenter had allowed 12 runs on 18 hits in 6 2/3 innings this season with Louisville. The 29-year-old right-hander hasn't pitched in a major league game since the 2012 campaign and he spent all of 2014 in Japan. He might not have much of a future in MLB-affiliated ball. May 4 - 10:27 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Reds signed RHP Chris Carpenter to a minor league contract.

Carpenter, 29, spent last season in Japan. He last appeared in the majors in 2012 with the Red Sox.
Mar 6 - 2:45 PM

Red Sox released RHP Chris Carpenter.

They gave him his release in order to let him sign on with Japan's Yakult Swallows. Carpenter holds a 5.17 ERA and 10/17 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 career major league innings.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 07:28:00 PM

Red Sox reassigned RHPs Chris Carpenter, Terry Doyle, Oscar Villarreal and LHP Chris Hernandez to minor league camp.

The moves were expected. Carpenter was outrighted off Boston's 40-man roster back in early February and will serve as organizational relief depth this season.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Red Sox sent RHP Chris Carpenter outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Carpenter was designated for assignment last month following the Mike Napoli signing but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The hard-throwing right-hander has put up a 5.17 ERA over 18 appearances the last two seasons with the Cubs and Red Sox.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Bruce Levine of reports that the Cubs are interested in bringing back Chris Carpenter.

Carpenter was designated for assignment by the Red Sox earlier Tuesday, and the Cubs could claim him on waivers if Boston doesn't trade him first. The hard-throwing right-hander has put up a 5.17 ERA over 18 appearances the last two seasons with the Cubs and Red Sox.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:32:00 PM

Red Sox designated RHP Chris Carpenter for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Mike Napoli on the 40-man roster. Carpenter, who was acquired from the Cubs last offseason as compensation for Theo Epstein, missed a large part of last season following elbow surgery and posted a 9.00 ERA in eight appearances with the big club. The hard-throwing right-hander figures to draw interest on waivers.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 02:47:00 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Chris Carpenter from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Carpenter is recovered from right elbow surgery and ready to contribute as a long reliever down the stretch for Boston. He posted a 1.15 ERA and struck out 17 batters in 15 2/3 tuneup innings at the Triple-A level.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 02:18:00 PM

Red Sox activated RHP Chris Carpenter from the 60-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Carpenter is fully recovered from surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, but there's no room for him in Boston's bullpen. It's possible he could be up later this season.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 07:31:00 PM

Chris Carpenter (elbow) is ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Portland.

Carpenter, who was acquired from the Cubs as compensation for Theo Epstein, underwent surgery in April to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. He'll likely remain in the minors once he's back to full health.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 05:01:00 PM

Red Sox placed RHP Chris Carpenter on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Carpenter is scheduled to undergo surgery soon to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow. The 26-year-old right-hander will be out of commission for a couple months.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 05:10:00 PM

Chris Carpenter is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to remove a bone spur from his elbow.

The procedure will be preformed by Dr. James Andrews and will likely sideline Carpenter for a couple of months. The 26-year-old right-hander was acquired this offseason as compensation for GM Theo Epstein.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 04:19:00 PM

Chris Carpenter gave up four runs in one-plus innings of relief Thursday against the Cardinals.

Carpenter pitched a scoreless seventh, but he walked three and allowed a hit to start the eighth and all of the runners came around to score. He wasn't much of a candidate to make the Red Sox this spring anyway, but he hasn't helped himself so far.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 05:09:00 PM

Red Sox acquired RHP Chris Carpenter from the Cubs as compensation for general manager Theo Epstein.

The situation is finally resolved after close to four months of fruitless haggling. Carpenter, 26, was a third-round pick in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft. He can touch 100 mph with his fastball, but the right-hander posted an ugly 5.91 ERA in 42 2/3 minor-league innings last season and projects as nothing more than a middle reliever. The Sox will also get a player to be named later and will send the Cubs a player to be named later at some future date.
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 11:33:00 AM

Chris Carpenter has been placed on the minor league disabled list with a strained oblique.

Carpenter posted a 2.79 ERA in 10 games earlier this season for the Cubs but also walked seven over 7 2/3 innings. He's been similarly wild at Triple-A Iowa, walking 22 over 28 2/3 frames. The 25-year-old is likely to be back with the big club in September if he can get over the oblique ailment.
Sat, Aug 6, 2011 09:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Ramon Cabrera
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Ryan LaMarre
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4Brandon Finnegan
5John Lamb
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Jon Moscot
9Salvatore Romano
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Ryan Mattheus
7Carlos Contreras
8Pedro Villarreal
9Stephen Johnson