MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs have sent right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later to the Red Sox for a player to be named later as compensation for president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.
“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,” Epstein said in a release. “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.
“More than anything, I'm excited that we can all move forward and focus exclusively on getting ready for the season. I wish Chris and the Red Sox nothing but the best in 2012 and beyond.”
Carpenter made 42 total relief appearances with stops at Double-A Tennessee, Triple-A Iowa and the Cubs which marked his first big league call up. He posted a 2.79 ERA in 10 relief outings with the Cubs.
– Meghan Montemurro