Posted: 1/22/2013 3:19 PM
The Red Sox announced that they designated right-hander Chris Carpenter for assignment. The move creates roster space for Mike Napoli, whose one-year deal is now official.
The Red Sox acquired Carpenter as compensation for Theo Epstein last February. The 27-year-old pitched in eight games for Boston this past season, allowing six earned runs in as many innings. He also pitched at the minor league level, posting a 2.08 ERA with 10.4 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9 in 21 2/3 innings. Carpenter missed time to undergo surgery to remove bone spur from his right elbow in 2012.
Posted: 1/23/2013 3:24 PM
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com
Former Chicago Cubs reliever Chris Carpenter could end up back with his former team after the Boston Red Sox designated him for assignment. A source with knowledge of the situation indicated the Cubs would be interested in signing him if he is put on waivers.Carpenter was the final compensation that the Red Sox received for allowing former general manager Theo Epstein to leave in order to become the Cubs' president of baseball operations.The Red Sox have 10 days to trade Carpenter before they must put him on waivers. If no club claims Carpenter, Boston could re-sign him to a minor league contract.Like Boston, the Cubs also have a full 40-man roster, which would most likely preclude a trade between the clubs.
Posted: 1/23/2013 3:36 PM
Posted: 1/23/2013 4:06 PM