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David Carpenter | Relief Pitcher | #48

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 12 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Braves signed RHP David Carpenter to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
The veteran right-hander elected free agency earlier in the week after being outrighted off the Nationals roster. Carpenter had the best seasons of his career with the Braves in 2013-2014 where he posted a 2.63 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 141/36 K/BB ratio across 126 2/3 innings. It's a very nice low-risk signing for the Braves. Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:50:00 AM

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David Carpenter has elected to become a free agent.

He opted for free agency after being outrighted off the Nationals' 40-man roster. Carpenter was waylaid by right shoulder injuries for much of the 2015 campaign. He pitched just 24 2/3 innings between the Yankees and Nationals, holding a 4.01 ERA and 15/9 K/BB ratio. He should be healthy in 2016, though, and has major league success.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 04:42:00 PM

Nationals activated RHP David Carpenter from the 60-day disabled list.

His status on the 40-man roster has been restored. Carpenter dealt with right shoulder issues for much of the 2015 season but should enter spring training without any limitations.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:28:00 AM

Nationals transferred RHP David Carpenter from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for one of the Nationals' September callups. Carpenter has dealt with right shoulder issues for much of the 2015 season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 05:15:00 PM

David Carpenter (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac.

Carpenter has been out since July 6 with right shoulder inflammation and will likely have to make it through several rehab appearances before becoming an option for the Nationals' bullpen. The 30-year-old right-hander has thrown just six innings for Washington since being traded over from the Yankees in early June.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 04:10:00 PM

David Carpenter (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

He was cleared after a second opinion showed sufficient healing with his pitching shoulder. There's no timetable for Carpenter's return at the moment, but he should be ready to rejoin the Nationals' bullpen sometime this month.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 04:40:00 PM

David Carpenter (shoulder) will be shut down for 2-3 days after being given a pain-killing injection.

An MRI on Carpenter's right shoulder showed no structural damage, but the shot was administered in hopes of getting the soreness out of there. There's no timetable for his return, although he shouldn't be out long.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 10:48:00 AM

Nationals placed RHP David Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6, with right shoulder inflammation.

Carpenter evidently must have suffered the ailment in an appearance prior to the All-Star break. It's unclear how long he might be sidelined.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Nationals activated RHP David Carpenter from the paternity leave list.

Carpenter was given a couple of days off to welcome a new son. The 29-year-old right-hander has allowed just one run in eight relief appearances so far for the Nats.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Nationals placed RHP David Carpenter on the paternity leave list.

Sammy Solis will take Carpenter's place on the active roster for the time being. In 24 2/3 innings between the Yankees and Nationals this season, Carpenter is the owner of a 4.01 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. He'll return as soon as he's done celebrating the birth of his son.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 03:02:00 PM

Nationals acquired RHP David Carpenter from the Yankees for INF Tony Renda.

Carpenter was designated for assignment by the Yankees last week after posting an underwhelming 4.82 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings of relief. But the right-hander was pretty good for the Braves in 2013-2014 and could be a nice find for Washington. Renda is a 24-year-old non-prospect.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 10:49:00 AM

Yankees designated RHP David Carpenter for assignment.

Carpenter has struggled this season, holding a 4.82 ERA with just 11 strikeouts over 18 2/3 innings. His velocity has been fine, though, so it's a surprise to see the Yankees give up on him considering his 2.63 ERA and over a strikeout per frame across the previous two seasons. The Yanks should be able to find a trade partner for him.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 02:13:00 PM

Yankees and RHP David Carpenter avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.

It's Carpenter's first winter being arbitration-eligible. He'll serve in a setup role for the Yankees after posting a 2.63 ERA and 141/36 K/BB ratio over 126 2/3 frames across the last two seasons for the Braves.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Yankees acquired RHP David Carpenter and LHP Chasen Shreve from the Braves in exchange for LHP Manny Banuelos.

The deal was reported earlier Thursday and has now become official. Carpenter should be a big part of a remade back-end of the Yankees bullpen in 2015, as he'll form a nice setup duo with Andrew Miller ahead of Dellin Betances. The hard-throwing reliever has posted a 2.63 ERA and 141/36 K/BB ratio over 126 2/3 frames across the last two seasons for the Braves.
Thu, Jan 1, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Braves activated RHP David Carpenter from the 15-day disabled list.

Carpenter missed the minimum amount of time with a strained right biceps muscle. He'll return to a setup role ahead of Craig Kimbrel.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 11:29:00 AM

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3Jim Johnson
4Alexi Ogando
5Shae Simmons
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