Carpenter will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to start Tuesday's game against the Indians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Carpenter was rumored to be a favorite to make Tuesday's start, and the team confirmed their pitching plans Monday evening. He's made eight starts for the Tigers in 2019, accruing an 8.36 ERA and 1.75 WHIP with a 25:12 K:BB over 37.2 innings.
Carpenter is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to start Tuesday's game against the Indians, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Since Carpenter's last start with Toledo came Thursday, he'll be available on his normal four days' rest and profiles as the most logical option on the 40-man roster to fill the opening in the Detroit rotation. While Carpenter has shown the ability to post solid strikeout rates in the high minors, his work at the major-league level has left much to be desired. Over 60 career innings with Detroit, Carpenter has posted a 7.95 ERA and 7.3 K-BB%.
Carpenter was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Friday. Carpenter was called up for a spot start Friday against the Red Sox and got his job done capably enough, allowing three runs in five innings. He'll head back to the minors as he won't be needed again before the All-Star break. A corresponding move will come Saturday.
Carpenter (1-5) was charged with the loss Friday against the Red Sox after allowing three runs in five innings. He struck out four, walked one and allowed seven hits. Carpenter was able to scatter the hits to avoid any big innings but was unable to complete a single frame without at least one runner reaching base. The outing was enough to lower Carpenter's ERA to a still-awful 8.36 through eight starts. He's walked just 14.0 percent of opposing batters, the exact same figure he posted last season.
Carpenter is now listed as the starter for Friday's game against Boston. Carpenter was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Friday, though the Tigers didn't originally announce when he was expected to start. He'll square off against Eduardo Rodriguez on Friday, with Gregory Soto likely moving back to Sunday against David Price.