Sox and Cubs Finally Work Out Compensation for Theo’s Departure

RED SOX ACQUIRE RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER CHRIS CARPENTER AND
A PLAYER TO BE NAMED LATER FROM THE CHICAGO CUBS

FOR A PLAYER TO BE NAMED LATER TO COMPLETE
TRANSACTION

 

FORT MYERS, FL—The Boston
Red Sox today acquired right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter and a player to be
named later from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later. 
To make room for Carpenter on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox placed right-handed
pitcher Bobby Jenks on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from back
surgery.  With the trade, the compensation for Theo Epstein joining the Cubs as
the team's President of Baseball Operations is complete.  The transaction has
been agreed upon by both clubs.  

 

The announcements were made by
Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington. 

 

Carpenter, 26, made his Major League debut with Chicago in
2011 and posted a 2.79 ERA (3 ER/9.2 IP) over his 10 games with the Cubs, all
out of the bullpen.  He limited left-handed batters to a .143 average (2-for-14)
and held opponents scoreless in eight of 10 outings.  The right-hander also
combined for 32 relief appearances between Chicago's Double-A Tennessee and
Triple-A Iowa clubs last year, going 3-4 with two saves and a 5.91 ERA (28
ER/42.2 IP) between the two stops.

 

Selected by the Cubs in the third
round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Carpenter owns a 21-19 record, two
saves, a 3.62 ERA (137 ER/341.0 IP) and 289 strikeouts in 96 career minor league
games (60 starts) in Chicago's system.  He started 60 of his first 64
professional outings and has appeared in relief in each of his last 42. 
Carpenter led all Cubs minor leaguers with a 2.82 ERA (41 ER/130.2 IP) in 2009
and was named an Arizona Fall League Rising Star in 2010.

 

The 30-year-old Jenks, who
underwent back surgery on December 30, was limited to 19 games with Boston in
2011 due to three stints on the disabled list.  He went 2-2 with a 6.32 ERA (11
ER/15.2 IP) and 17 strikeouts.  Signed by the Red Sox as a free agent on
December 21, 2010, Jenks has posted a 3.53 ERA (140 ER/357.1 IP) and 173 saves
while going 16-20 in 348 career Major League appearances over parts of seven
seasons with the White Sox (2005-10) and Red Sox (2011).  

 

— RED SOX