Boston’s Theo Epstein era has officially come to an end. Four months to the day a trade was announced for Red Sox’s GM to become the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations, a resolution has been made. Boston will receive RHP Chris Carpenter and both teams will determine a “player to be named later” as compensation.
The 26 year old relief pitcher has only played in ten major league games, but so far has been successful. He had a 21-19 record and 3.62 ERA in the minors, producing a 2.79 ERA during his his short time in the big leagues.
Carpenter seemed eager to get started alongside his new Red Sox teammates in spring training this week, saying “I’m looking forward to going to Boston and helping them win now.”
Everyone involved, Boston’s new GM Ben Cherington, Epstein, and his Cubs’ GM Jed Hoyer are relieved the deal has been completed. “More than anything, I’m excited that we can all move forward and focus exclusively on getting ready for the season,” said Epstein. “I wish Chris and the Red Sox nothing but the best in 2012 and beyond.” Boston Red Sox tickets are now available!