Minor Moves: Bulger, Carpenter, Kimball

Here's the list of players who have been added to 40-man rosters and here's the list of players who have been removed from them. Now for some moves that don't affect 40-man rosters at all…

  • The Twins announced that they signed right-hander Jason Bulger to a minor league deal.
  • The Blue Jays announced that they claimed right-hander Andrew Carpenter off of waivers from the Padres and lost right-hander Cole Kimball on waivers to the Nationals. The Blue Jays had claimed Kimball from the Nationals earlier this week and he's now back where he started. Carpenter, 26, appeared in 12 games for the Phillies and Padres in 2011. He spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he posted a 1.79 ERA with 9.7 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 in 60 1/3 innings.
  • The Astros announced that they signed right-hander Lance Pendleton to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training 2012. The Astros selected the Houston native in the 2010 Rule 5 draft and he spent this past Spring Training with Houston before being returned to the Yankees. The Astros claimed the 28-year-old off of waivers from the Yankees in September and he finished the season in the Major Leagues. Pendleton posted a 6.75 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9 in 18 2/3 innings for the Yankees and Astros in 2011.

25 Responses to Minor Moves: Bulger, Carpenter, Kimball Leave a Reply

  1. Roy Munson 4 years ago

    Pants Lendleton we hardly knew ye

  2. *yawn*

  3. Jose_Bautista 4 years ago

    Andrew Carpenter has unsually decent command and strikout numbers in minors.

    Let’s see.

  4. BlueJayMatt 4 years ago

    I’m gonna miss Cole Kimball, I nearly got his name on my brand new jersey today. WE’LL MISS YOU COLE!!!

  5. philliesfan136 4 years ago

    Whaa? How did they just claim him a day or two ago and lose him?

  6. FacelessGeneralManager 4 years ago

    Haha, so awesome we got Kimball back. I was hoping something like this would happen. 

  7. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    I’m so confused right now.. Nationals got Kimball back?

    • johnsmith4 4 years ago

      Yep…looks like Jays did Nats a favour

    • nats2012 4 years ago

      Yep, the Blue Jays tried to do what we tried to do and outright him to triple a, but in both cases it didnt work and he got claimed.

  8. nats2012 4 years ago

    Great move to get Kimball back.

  9. CavityDog 4 years ago

    Glad to see Antonelli ending up somewhere, he might even get a chance to play this time. I have a soft spot for all the Nationals IF prospects after watching Desmond give away outs on both sides of the ball for the last two seasons.

  10. Guest 4 years ago

    great to have kimball back. i think, so long he stays healthy, he can be a great back end bullpen guy

  11. philliesfan136 4 years ago

    Yup, bad move by Toronto. Kimball is much better than Carpenter.

  12. neither appear to be very good, since they were put on waivers in the first place, so I doubt it matters.

  13. johnsmith4 4 years ago

    maybe AA was doing Nationals a favour….after all…he does have an open spot on 40-man for Kimball

  14. Jays said they think Kimball will be out until mid-season, that’s why they made the move.

  15. johnsmith4 4 years ago

    It looks like Carpenter is out of optional assignments

  16. Plenty of good players get claimed on waivers. The Braves got Eric O’Flaherty off of waivers, and he had the lowest ERA in baseball this year.

  17. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    never mind this

    how bout them new jerseys/logo

    I’m super impressed.. I thought rogers was going to do something stupid

  18. nats2012 4 years ago

    You are right on, thats how it works. So if the Jays put him on the 40 man he would have been untouchable.

  19. johnsmith4 4 years ago

    apparently Jays didn’t like what they saw in his medical records…Jays do have 2 open spots on 40-man roster if they wanted to keep him

  20. Jose_Bautista 4 years ago

    You change your avatar picture right now.

    Only I can be JOSE BAUTISTA!

    Go back to your Fielder !!!!!

    I am SERIOUS!!!

  21. Lunchbox45 4 years ago


  22. Jose_Bautista 4 years ago



    Pick Brett Lawrie or Ricky Romero!

    Come on!!! COME ON!!!

  23. Guest 4 years ago


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