Mar. 5, 2012; Lakeland, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Drew Carpenter (50) pitches against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
The Toronto Blue Jays have outrighted right-hander Andrew Carpenter to Triple-A. Carpenter was designated for assignment this weekend.
Carpenter was one of the Blue Jays’ roster casualties following the promotions of shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and right-hander Jesse Chavez. Left-hander Brett Cecil was also optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.
Carpenter had appeared in six games for the Blue Jays this season, allowing five earned runs over nine innings pitched. The 27-year-old struck out nine batters and surrendered six walks over this span.
Carpenter has also pitched for Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate this season, logging seventy-four and two-thirds innings over twenty-one appearances, including twelve starts. He maintained an ERA of 3.38 during this time, with 6.8 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9.
Carpenter has appeared in a total of twenty-three games at the major league level over the past five seasons; three years as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies and one season each with the San Diego Padres and Blue Jays.