Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

No, Not THAT Chris Carpenter

The whole Theo Epstein-to-the-Cubs compensation mess has finally concluded, and the Red Sox will receive right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter from the Cubs as compensation.

No, not the Chris Carpenter you're thinking of. He pitches for the Cardinals and won a championship last season. (BTW, both players are named Christopher John Carpenter. Weird.) Or the "Cris Carpenter" who pitched for the Cardinals from 1988-92. (Boy, this is getting confusing.)

This one is a relief pitcher ten years younger than the Cardinals' current ace, and appeared in ten games and had no record with a 2.79 ERA in his rookie year of 2011.

The trade with the Cubs is officially Carpenter and a player to be named later to the Sox for a player to be named later.

You really didn't think the Sox were getting Matt Garza, did you?

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