According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs will call-up Chris Carpenter from Double-A Tennessee prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Brewers. The Cubs are looking for help in the bullpen after placing Kerry Wood on the 15-day DL on Monday.
Updated 2:53pm CDT – Cubs Optioned Casey Coleman to Triple-A Iowa to make room on active roster for Chris Carpenter The addition of Chris Carpenter would take the last open spot on the Cubs 40-man roster, which currently stands at 39.
The Cubs will likely send down a pitcher to make room on the active roster for Chris Carpenter.
Chris Carpenter began the year at Triple-A Iowa and posted a 2-1 record with a 6.41 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP in 13 games (one save) before being sent down to Double-A Tennessee. With the Smokies, Carpenter is 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in 10 games (one save). Carpenter has been pitching a lot better of late with the Smokies.
The Cubs selected the 25-year old right-hander in the third round of the 2008 draft.
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