Cubs, Red Sox made trade to complete transaction with Theo Epstein

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Chicago Cubs have traded Chris Carpenter to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. In addition, the Red Sox sent a player to be named later to the Cubs.

The Red Sox also received a player to be named later in this trade, as well. Carpenter has been added to Boston’s 40-man roster.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Chris Carpenter talks with manager Mike Quade after a pitching change against the Washington Nationals
Chris Carpenter talks with manager Mike Quade after a pitching change against the Washington Nationals (Getty Images)

This trade helps complete the dealt that the Cubs had to make with the Red Sox after allowing Theo Epstein move to Chicago. He is their President of Baseball Operations after agreeing to a five-year deal with the Cubs.

“I am pleased that the Cubs and Red Sox have resolved this matter,” baseball commissioner Bud Selig said 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.”

The 26-year-old made his MLB debut with the Cubs in 2011. In MLB debut against the Milwaukee Brewers, he pitched 2/3rd’s of an inning, allowing one hit and struck out 1 batter.

As a rookie, Carpenter went 0-0 in 9 2/3 innings with the Cubs. He also had a 2.79 ERA with 10 appearances and one game finished. He allowed 12 hits, while allowing three runs (three earned runs), and one home run.

Carpenter also struck out eight batters and walked seven. At best, the Bryan, Ohio native will be a depth guy in the bullpen for the Red Sox in 2012.

Carpenter was drafted by the Cubs in the third-round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. As a minor league, he has a 21-19 record with two saves.

In 96 career minor league games, including 60 starts, he has a 3.62 ERA with 289 strikeouts.

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