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April 21, 2013

EFHS’s Carpenter recalled by Braves

FAIRMONT — David Carpenter is back in the bigs.

The East Fairmont graduate and former West Virginia University baseball star was recalled by the Atlanta Braves from Class AAA Gwinnett, as the team is in Pittsburgh for a four-game set.

Carpenter is expected to be available to pitch in today’s 1:35 p.m. series finale with the Pirates at PNC Park.

A right-handed reliever, the Fairmont native is 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA in four Triple-A appearances this season. He’s struck out nine and walked three in 11.1 innings.

Atlanta is Carpenter’s fifth professional organization.

He spent a little more than a month in the Boston Red Sox organization after being dealt from the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a compensation package for manager John Farrell last October. Before that, he was only with Toronto for three months.

The 27-year-old pitched in 33 games in 2012. In 67 career appearances in the majors, Carpenter is 1-5 with one save and a 5.70 ERA. He has 60 strikeouts in as many innings.

Email Nick Cammuso at ncammuso@timeswv.com or follow him on Twitter@NickCammusoTWV.

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