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David Carpenter | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 2 - 11:29 AM

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David Carpenter (biceps) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when he's first eligible on Wednesday.

Carpenter has struck out for batters over two perfect innings during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. The 28-year-old has been sidelined since mid-June with a strained right biceps muscle.
Jun 30 - 4:38 PM

David Carpenter (biceps) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Carpenter felt good after a bullpen session on Tuesday and could be back in the Braves' bullpen by the middle of next week. He has been on the disabled list since June 17 because of a strained right biceps muscle.
Jun 25 - 5:35 PM

Braves placed RHP David Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right biceps.

Carpenter suffered the injury during Monday's game and the Braves couldn't afford to go short-handed in their bullpen, so they had to make a move. No word on how much time he'll need to miss. Pedro Beato has been called up from Triple-A to take his spot on the active roster.
Jun 17 - 1:39 PM

David Carpenter (biceps) will be re-evaluated Tuesday before the Braves consider making a roster move.

Carpenter left Monday's game against the Phillies with right biceps discomfort. Even if he avoids a stint on the disabled list, the Braves figure to lay off him for a couple of days.
Jun 17 - 11:22 AM

David Carpenter left Monday's game against the Phillies with right biceps discomfort.

The Braves are calling him day-to-day for now, but they won't really know more about his status until after he's re-evaluated. Carpenter allowed two hits and a walk over a scoreless inning before exiting.
Jun 16 - 11:32 PM

David Carpenter left Monday's appearance versus the Phillies with an apparent injury.

He allowed a leadoff single in the 12th inning before eventually walking off the field with a trainer. It's not clear what ailment Carpenter is dealing with, but the Braves should provide an update on his status shortly.
Jun 16 - 11:22 PM

David Carpenter was ejected from Thursday's game against the Rockies after hitting Corey Dickerson with a pitch in the eighth inning.

Dickerson knocked Gerald Laird out of the game on the previous pitch after hitting him in the head with his backswing, so the thought was that there was intent behind Carpenter's pitch. Rockies manager Walt Weiss came out to the field to shout at Carpenter and was also ejected from the ballgame.
Jun 12 - 5:33 PM

Filling in for Craig Kimbrel, David Carpenter pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

With Kimbrel having pitched the last two nights, Carpenter got the call to complete the sweep. The right-hander struck out one while not allowing a baserunner. He's one of the game's best setup men, owning a 1.69 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 21/4 K/BB ratio over 16 innings this season.
May 11 - 4:39 PM

Closing because of Craig Kimbrel's sore shoulder, David Carpenter pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save Monday against the Phillies.

Carpenter will remain the choice to close while Kimbrel is out. That's only expected to be a couple of days, but Kimbrel owners should pick him up, just to be safe.
Apr 14 - 11:26 PM

Braves recalled RHP David Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Carpenter was with the big club for a few days earlier this month but didn't make an appearance. He'll work in middle relief.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Braves optioned RHP David Carpenter to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The move clears the way for Freddie Freeman to be activated from the disabled list. Carpenter was called up over the weekend and didn't make an appearance during his brief stint with the big club.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 12:27:00 PM

Braves recalled RHP David Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Carpenter will provide bullpen depth until Freddie Freeman (oblique) returns from the disabled list. The hard-throwing right-hander posted an 8.07 ERA between two different teams in 2012 and was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox this offseason.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 01:57:00 PM

Braves optioned RHP David Carpenter to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Carpenter, who was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox in November, posted an ugly 13.50 ERA in eight appearances this spring. The hard-throwing right-hander will provide relief depth in the minors.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Braves claimed RHP David Carpenter off waivers from the Red Sox.

The Bravos are stockpiling as many hard-throwing relievers as they can. Carpenter has a 5.70 in 67 career appearances but has a shot at being a decent middle innings guy.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 02:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Bethancourt
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Phil Gosselin
2Pedro Ciriaco
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Evan Gattis
2Ryan Doumit
3Zoilo Almonte
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Justin Upton
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5Aaron Harang
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Shae Simmons
4Anthony Varvaro
5James Russell
6David Hale
7Luis Avilan
8Juan Jaime
9Chasen Shreve
10Gus Schlosser
11Aaron Northcraft
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Ian Thomas
14Jonny Venters