Carpenter cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville. Carpenter was designated for assignment Saturday, but he didn't receive much interest while on the waiver wire. He'll serve as organizational depth for the Sounds.
Carpenter was designated for assignment Saturday. The corresponding move was to purchase Phillips Valdez's contract from Triple-A. Carpenter will serve as organizational depth if he passes through waivers.
Carpenter had his contract selected from Triple-A Nashville by the Rangers on Friday. Carpenter joined Texas on a minor-league deal in February and made a solid impression at Nashville with a 1.76 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 17:4 K:BB over 15.1 innings. The 33-year-old last pitched in the majors with the Yankees and Nationals in 2015, and has a 3.66 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 218 career major-league games.
Carpenter agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Monday, Kyle Boddy of Driveline Baseball reports. Carpenter last pitched as a part of Arizona's farm system during the 2017 season, although he struggled to a 9.90 ERA with seven strikeouts in 10 frames as a reliever at Triple-A Reno. The 33-year-old reliever figures to provide Texas with organizational depth and will likely start the season at Triple-A Nashville.
Carpenter signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday and was assigned to Double-A Jackson. The right-handed reliever -- who made 15 appearances with Triple-A Salt Lake as a member of the Angels' organization last season -- owns a 3.66 career ERA over 218 major-league games, though he hasn't appeared in one since a short stint with the Nationals in 2015. Carpenter serves as organizational depth for the D-Backs at this point and faces an uphill battle towards getting another shot in the big leagues.