Carpenter received a non-roster to spring training on Saturday, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports. Carpenter had a short stint with the Nationals cut short by a shoulder injury, which likely scared many teams away from offering him a 40-man spot, especially when his mediocre 3.68 ERA takes the reward away from the risk. His velocity also cratered in July while playing through inflammation in that shoulder. He'll need to show his old stuff in spring training before anyone is ready to give him his old set-up role.
Carpenter elected free agency after he was outrighted off the 40-man roster, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Carpenter missed extended time towards the end of the 2015 season with a shoulder injury, but his wealth of experience in the majors will likely lead to a contract from another team during the offseason. He's just two years removed from posting a career-best 1.78 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 65.2 innings with the Braves.
Nationals pitcher David Carpenter started his rehab assignment Wednesday by allowing one run on one hit over an inning of work. He also walked a batter while pitching for the team's Class A affiliate. He has been sidelined since July 12 due to inflammation in his right shoulder.
Nationals pitcher David Carpenter has been assigned to the team's Class A affiliate to begin his rehab assignment, reports CSNWashington.com. Carpenter has been out since July 12 due to inflammation in his right shoulder.
Nationals reliever David Carpenter, who has been on the disabled list since July 12 due to right shoulder inflammation, can resume his throwing program after getting a second opinion on his injured shoulder, according to CSNwashington.com. "He's back on a throwing program and getting ready to go again. All the results are good and he's building back up. He'll go out and throw today and start that process," manager Matt Williams said.