The Braves have designated reliever David Carpenter for assignment, tweets David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Carpenter, 27, was recalled in early July and made four appearances for the Braves. The soft-tossing righty posted a 7.36 ERA in three and two-thirds innings with 12.27 K/9, no walks, and two home runs allowed. In 37 innings at Triple-A, he managed a 0.73 ERA with 8.76 K/9 and 3.65 BB/9. Over a 46 inning major league career, Carpenter has a 5.40 ERA with 6.56 K/9 and 3.66 BB/9.
Those who don’t closely follow the Braves can be excused for some confusion as to which David Carpenter has been designated. Over the offseason, Atlanta traded a harder throwing Carpenter to the Yankees who have since dealt him to the Nationals. That Carpenter was placed on the disabled list today, tweets Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. The Carpenter designated today was signed to a minor league deal in January. He originally debuted with the Angels.