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Chris Carpenter | Relief Pitcher

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

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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 ESPNChicago.com 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

Cubs optioned RHP Chris Carpenter to Triple-A Iowa.

Carpenter holds a 2.97 ERA and has struck out eight over 9 2/3 relief innings for the Cubs this season, but he's also permitted 19 baserunners. The 25-year-old has a bright future in the bullpen but needs some more seasoning.
Sat, Jul 16, 2011 10:34:00 AM

Cubs recalled RHP Chris Carpenter from Triple-A Iowa.

Carpenter was optioned back to Iowa just a couple of days ago but is needed again in the wake of Marcus Mateo's elbow injury. The 25-year-old Carpenter has posted an ugly 2.22 WHIP in eight relief appearances this season.
Tue, Jul 5, 2011 03:24:00 PM

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