Carpenter (1-1) allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out three over 5.1 innings in a win over the Twins on Saturday. He did not walk a batter.
The 27-year-old got into the win column for the first time in his career, but Carpenter gave up a trio of solo homers in this one and has now served up seven long balls in 18 innings at the major-league level. Meanwhile, he's managed only 10 strikeouts. Carpenter lines up to face the White Sox in his next start and Chicago struggles against left-handed pitching, but even so, Carpenter's appeal is minimal.
Carpenter is slated to start Saturday's game against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Carpenter was called up Friday after Blaine Hardy (elbow) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Carpenter wasn't needed out of the bullpen for the series opener, so he's set to make his first major-league start since May 31 when he got the nod against the Angels.
Artie Lewicki, originally scheduled to start Saturday, hit the disabled list with elbow inflammation Wednesday. Carpenter is the most obvious candidate to take his place as he's the only starter on the Tigers' 40-man roster in the minors, though the team could of course select the contract of another player or go with a bullpen day. Carpenter is scheduled to pitch Wednesday for Triple-A Toledo, which would leave him unavailable for Saturday, but if he ends up being scratched, that would strongly indicate that he'll be the choice for the spot start.
Carpenter (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Toledo, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
As anticipated, Carpenter will head back to Triple-A with his rehab assignment completed. Per Woodberry, Carpenter is a definite option to rejoin the Tigers down the line should trades or injuries hit the major league rotation.
Carpenter has yet to pitch in a game for the rookie-ball club, but it's expected he'll take the mound within the next few days. The 27-year-old has been sidelined since May 31 with a right oblique strain and is expected to require multiple starts in the minors before being activated from the 10-day DL. Unless the Tigers are dealing with an injury to any of their current rotation members when Carpenter is reinstated, he'll likely be optioned to Triple-A Toledo.
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|2011||ASX-Hudson Valley Renega||2||1||0.78||8||4||0||0||0||23.0||9||2||2||0||0||4||26|
|2012||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||11||8||4.09||29||28||0||0||0||149.2||153||76||68||15||8||23||113|
|2013||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||7||6||4.67||24||22||0||0||0||117.2||131||69||61||14||7||37||97|
|2015||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||9||13||4.04||28||28||2||1||0||167.0||165||85||75||19||6||37||132|