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.


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25 Comments on "Minor Moves: Bulger, Carpenter, Kimball"


Roy Munson
3 years 9 months ago

Pants Lendleton we hardly knew ye

3 years 9 months ago

*yawn*

Jose_Bautista
3 years 9 months ago

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

Let’s see.

BlueJayMatt
3 years 9 months ago

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

philliesfan136
3 years 9 months ago

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

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 9 months ago

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

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 9 months ago

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

johnsmith4
3 years 9 months ago

Yep…looks like Jays did Nats a favour

nats2012
3 years 9 months 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.

nats2012
3 years 9 months ago

Great move to get Kimball back.

CavityDog
3 years 9 months 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.

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

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

philliesfan136
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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

johnsmith4
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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

johnsmith4
3 years 9 months ago

It looks like Carpenter is out of optional assignments

3 years 9 months ago

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.

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

never mind this

how bout them new jerseys/logo

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

nats2012
3 years 9 months ago

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

johnsmith4
3 years 9 months 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

Jose_Bautista
3 years 9 months ago

You change your avatar picture right now.

Only I can be JOSE BAUTISTA!

Go back to your Fielder !!!!!

I am SERIOUS!!!

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

 😉

Jose_Bautista
3 years 9 months ago

NO!!!!

NOOOOO!!!

Pick Brett Lawrie or Ricky Romero!

Come on!!! COME ON!!!

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

hahhha