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.
The Rays released Carpenter on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The right-hander didn't pitch in the majors last year and had signed a minor league deal Jan. 30. Tampa Bay has moved on from him, but another organization may bring him aboard as organizational depth.
Carpenter fired a clean inning and recorded a strikeout in Saturday's 7-2 Grapefruit League loss to a Pirates split squad. The veteran righty, who signed a minor league contract on Jan. 30, last pitched in the majors in 2015. He's a considerable long shot to serve as anything other than organizational depth this coming season, but did acquit himself well in his one inning Saturday.
Carpenter agreed to a minor league deal with the Rays, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Carpenter spent last year with the Angels but never made an appearance with the big league team, posting a 7.80 ERA across 15 innings with Triple-A Salt Lake. He last pitched in the majors in 2015, logging a 4.01 ERA in 24.2 innings with the Yankees and Nationals. He won't have much of an impact in 2017 and will primarily serve as an organizational depth piece.
Carpenter was released by the Rays on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Carpenter was having a strong spring, allowing no earned runs in six innings, but didn't fit in the Rays' plans. The reliever has bounced around a lot since leaving Atlanta after the 2014 season and will need to find another home. Without any real out-pitches, Carpenter is stuck in a one-inning middle relief role wherever he goes.
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