Cubs and Red Sox trade players to be named later, and Chris Carpenter

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The Chicago Cubs today sent a player to be named later to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later.  Sounds spine tingling, the Cubs also through in pitcher Chris Carpenter. With this trade, compensation for Theo Epstein joining the Cubs as the team’s President is complete.  “I am relieved that this process is over and particularly pleased that the teams were able to reach agreement on their own without intervention from MLB,” said Epstein in a pre-formatted statement.  “I truly hope and believe that this resolution will benefit both clubs, as well as Chris, who is an extremely talented reliever joining a great organization at a time when there’s some opportunity in the major league bullpen.”

Carpenter combined to make 42 relief appearances between Double-A Tennessee, Triple-A Iowa and the Cubs, his first major league action.  The righthander spent most of his time with Iowa, going 2-3 with one save and a 6.53 ERA in 22 Triple-A relief outings.  Carpenter posted no record and a 2.79 ERA in 10 relief outings in the majors and went 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA in 10 relief appearances with Tennessee last year.

Selected by the Cubs in the third round of the 2008 Draft, Carpenter is 21-19 with a 3.62 ERA in four minor league seasons.

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