Theo Epstein Compensation: Red Sox Acquire Cubs' Chris Carpenter, Player To Be Named

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 24: Reliever Chris Carpenter #37 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 24, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

FInally, it's over. Well, sort of. The Boston Red Sox have acquired right handed reliever Chris Carpenter (no, not that one) from the Chicago Cubs as well as a player to be named later, completing the compensation for Theo Epstein.

FInally, it's over. The Boston Red Sox have acquired right handed reliever Chris Carpenter (no, not that one) from the Chicago Cubs as well as a player to be named later, completing the compensation for Theo Epstein. In a corresponding move, the Red Sox have placed reliever Bobby Jenks on the 60-day disabled list.

Carpenter is a 26-year-old reliever who made his major league debut with the Cubs last season. In 10 games, Carpenter had a 2.79 ERA with eight strikeouts and seven walks in 9.2 innings. Carpenter was drafted in the third round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. In his minor league career, Carpenter has a 21-19 record with a 3.62 ERA and 389 strikeouts in 96 games and 60 starts. After making 60 out of 64 starters to begin his career, he has come out of the bullpen each of the previous 42 times during his stint in Chicago's minor league organization.

Jenks, 30, had back surgery back on December 30 and has been having a tough offseason health wise. Last season, Jenks only appeared in 19 games with a 2-2 record and a 6.32 ERA.


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