Fort Myers, FL (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox have acquired pitcher
Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later from the Chicago Cubs in
exchange for a player to be named later.
The trade finalizes the compensation the Red Sox received for allowing Theo
Epstein to join the Cubs as president of baseball operations.
"I am pleased that the Cubs and Red Sox have resolved this matter," said
baseball commissioner Bud Selig in a statement. "It has always been my
preference that clubs resolve matters like this amongst themselves, as they
understand their unique circumstances better than anyone else could."
Selig had threatened to become involved if the teams could not work out
"Though the matter required time, both clubs demonstrated professionalism
throughout their discussions, and I appreciate their persistence in finding
The 26-year-old Carpenter made his MLB debut with the Cubs in 2011, posting a
2.79 earned run average over 10 relief appearances. The right-hander also
combined for 32 games between Chicago's Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa
clubs last year, going 3-4 with two saves and a 5.91 ERA.
Originally selected by the Cubs in the third round of the 2008 draft,
Carpenter has a 21-19 record with two saves and a 3.62 ERA in 96 career minor
league games (60 starts) in Chicago's system.
The Red Sox also placed right-handed pitcher Bobby Jenks on the 60-day
disabled list as he recovers from back surgery, which took place on December
Jenks went 2-2 with a 6.32 ERA for Boston last season. He was limited to just
19 games due to three stints on the disabled list.
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