The Braves announced tonight that they’ve designated right-handed reliever David Carpenter for assignment. The move creates a spot for Mike Foltynewicz to return to the big league club.
This marks the second DFA of the season for Carpenter, who is not to be confused with the Nationals reliever of the same name. Both David Carpenters, of course, have pitched for the Braves in the past two seasons, creating a bit of confusion around Atlanta’s pair of DFAs this season.
The Carpenter in question — David Lee Carpenter — has the more limited track record of the two. He’s pitched just 3 2/3 innings for the Braves this season, allowing three runs in that time but also fanning five without any walks. Carpenter has a 5.40 ERA over the life of his career — a span of 46 2/3 innings. He has a 4.02 ERA in 118 2/3 Triple-A innings to go along with averages of 7.9 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9.
Note to future David Carpenters- you may be traded or DFA by the Braves. They must have something against people named David Carpenter.
wait, the braves DFAed him twice? why’d they bring him back after the first one?
As a depth piece. It’s not uncommon at all for a player to be designated for assignment, outrighted to Triple-A and then recalled to the Majors. Designating someone for assignment doesn’t necessarily mean a team doesn’t like a player.
The Blue Jays have designated poor Todd Redmond 3-4 times this season but kept him in the organization. Braves DFAed Donnie Veal twice this year. Red Sox with Jeff Bianchi. Marlins with Jhonatan Solano, etc. etc.
That’s just how Fredi rolls, using arms like it’s going out of style.
this is a shame, he was called up for like 5 hours
Time for Yanks to scoop him up. Bait and switch on the fans..
If only the Braves could trade him to the Yankees for prospect!