Carpenter was sent down to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.
In a corresponding move, the Tigers activated Leonys Martin (hamstring) from the DL. Carpenter recently made a spot start against Cleveland on Wednesday, taking the loss by allowing five earned runs off seven hits and one walk across five innings. He will return to the Mud Hens' rotation.
Carpenter (0-1) took the loss against Cleveland on Wednesday, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and a walk over five innings. He failed to strike out a batter.
The 27-year-old left-hander has struck out better than a batter an inning at Triple-A over his minor-league career, but he wasn't fooling anyone in his second big-league start, generating only four swinging strikes among his 88 pitches. Carpenter is expected to head back down to Triple-A Toledo after this outing, with Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) set to return from the disabled list next week.
Carpenter will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday to start against the Indians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
With Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) set to miss another start while on the disabled list, Carpenter will join the Tigers' rotation for a spot start Wednesday. The 27-year-old owns an unremarkable 5.01 ERA across seven starts with the Mud Hens this season and struggled in a spot start with the Tigers earlier in the season, so it would be unwise to expect much from him Wednesday. He'll likely head back to the minors following his spot start.
Carpenter was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.
Carpenter will expectedly head back to the minors after serving as the Tigers' 26th man for Saturday's twin bill against the Mariners. The 27-year-old recorded two outs -- one via strikeouts -- without allowing a run before exiting the contest, lowering his big-league ERA to 7.36 through 3.2 innings this season. He'll rejoin the Mud Hens' rotation.
Carpenter was added to Detroit's roster as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader against Baltimore.
Carpenter has appeared in just one game for the Tigers this season, allowing three earned runs off five hits and one walk while striking out three over three innings against Pittsburgh on April 1. He will be utilized out of the bullpen during Saturday's twin-bill and then likely return to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
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