The right-hander was recently designated for assignment by the Pirates after being claimed off waivers by the club in early January. During the 2017 season with Triple-A Albuquerque in Colorado's system, he posted a pedestrian 5.37 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 62 innings. He did appear in three games with the Rockies, but is likely headed for another campaign at the Triple-A level in 2018.
Carle -- who was claimed by the Pirates in early January -- will be cast off the 40-man roster following the team's trade of Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros. The 26-year-old spent the majority of the 2017 season in the minor leagues and appears to be on track to open the new season in Triple-A again, whether it be with Pittsburgh or another organization.
Carle was scooped up by Pittsburgh after being dropped from the Rockies' 40-man roster in favor of Wade Davis, who signed with the club at the end of December. The 26-year-old spent most of the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Albuquerque, posting an unremarkable 5.37 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 50:22 K:BB across 62 innings with the Isotopes. He also made his major-league debut, though he struggled in three appearances for the big club, allowing three earned runs on six hits while fanning four batters in four innings out of bullpen. Carle will likely open next season at Triple-A Indianapolis and offer organizational bullpen depth.
Carle was cast off the 40-man roster in the wake of Colorado's signing of closer Wade Davis on Friday morning. During the 2017 season, Carle appeared in three games for the club, allowing three earned runs off six hits while striking out four in four innings of relief work. The 26-year-old will likely begin next season in Triple-A Albuquerque, where he spent a majority of the 2017 campaign.
Carle made two appearances in the month of September, allowing three runs on six hits in three innings of work.
With the Rockies in the thick of a playoff chase, the 26-year-old was rarely used following his September callup. Carle transitioned into a relief role this season at Triple-A, but with a 5.37 ERA and a middling strikeout rate with the Isotopes, he doesn't project as much more than organizational depth unless something drastically changes.
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