From the Wire … Chris Carpenter and a PTBNL Sent to Boston as Compensation for Theo Epstein and a PTBNL

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have sent right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later to the Boston Red Sox as compensation for Theo Epstein. The Cubs will also receive a player to be named later in the deal.

According to reports from the Tribune and Carrie Muskat, the players to be named later will be done by April 15 … and the compensation for Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod will be announced soon. Not expected to be any player off the 40-man roster.

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and Red Sox resolved the compensation issue. Bud Selig was not involved.

The Red Sox did not receive any cash from the Cubs in the deal and the players to be named later are not thought to be significant but more of a formality.

With Chris Carpenter going to Boston for Theo Epstein, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 39 … and creates a spot for Gerardo Concepcion.

Stay Tuned …

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