David Carpenter is on the move — again.
The East Fairmont graduate and former West Virginia baseball standout was traded for a second time this season on Sunday, dealt from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Boston Red Sox as part of a compensation package for manager John Farrell.
Carpenter, a right-handed reliever, only spent three months in the Toronto organization after being acquired from the Houston Astros as part of 10-player trade on July 20.
The 27-year-old pitched in 33 games, just three with the Blue Jays, this season. He also had 23 minor league appearances split over his time with Toronto and Houston.
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.
Boston will be Carpenter’s fourth professional organization. The St. Louis Cardinals drafted him as a catcher in the 12th round in 2006 and converted him to pitching two years later.
David Carpenter is on the move — again.
Second-ranked Bellarmine holds off FSU, 81-73: PHOTOS
Veteran Bellarmine (Ky.) University coach Scott Davenport looked a bit like he’d been through a war Thursday evening after his No. 2-ranked Knights squared off with Fairmont State at the Joe Retton Arena.
That’s because he had.
FSU took unbeaten Bellarmine to the wire here last night before falling, 81-73.
Fairmont Senior bullies RCB with defense, wins 77-33: PHOTOS
They say defense wins championships.
If that’s the case, Fairmont Senior may be well on its way when it comes time for the state tournament.
But for now, the Lady Polar Bears (5-1, 3-0 Big 10) focused their stingy defense on Robert C. Byrd (3-2, 2-2 Big 10).
HERTZEL COLUMN: Bob Huggins has a way with words
West Virginia University’s Bob Huggins is a throwback as a coach, almost in every way, and this is not meant as a criticism.
Oh, he’s on Twitter and he’s certainly more proficient with his cell phone than is yours truly, who still has yet to figure out how to get his Hotmail account on his phone.
FURFARI COLUMN: Dr. McKown among most-respected administrators in field
A handsome young man, who had earned All-State honors twice as a football halfback at Wayne County High School, was West Virginia University’s starting center fielder on its baseball team in 1953-54-55-56.
Holmes making strides for WVU
As the play developed, the Delaware State player found herself on a breakaway, dribbling down the court, far ahead of the field.
If this had been the slalom in the upcoming winter Olympics, you would have been saying that the only thing between her and the gold medal was a fall.
North Marion survives East’s rally to win, 54-47: PHOTOS
“Backstreet Boys! Backstreet Boys! Backstreet Boys!” the East Fairmont student section jeered at North Marion’s basketball team Wednesday night.
Perhaps it was a jab at the Huskies’ blond haircuts. Maybe they were comparing their masculinity to that of a ’90s boy band. Or it could be that “The Swarm,” as the section calls itself, was simply trying to get the basketball players’ minds off the game.
Second-ranked Bellarmine visits FSU
When Fairmont State takes the floor at 6 p.m. today against second-ranked Bellarmine, in a lot of ways the Falcons will be looking in the mirror.
Turnarounds: In 2005, Bellarmine coach Scott Davenport took over a Knights team that finished last in the Great Lakes Conference. He has since turned the team into a perennial contender.
HERTZEL COLUMN: Bussie stands tall in the face of adversity
Once Big 12 play comes around for West Virginia University’s women’s basketball team, Asya Bussie is going to have to stand tall for the Mountaineers, which she should have no trouble doing.
She stands, after all, 6-feet, 4-inches.
WVU women roll by Delaware State, 109-47
The basketball, as so often had happened on this particular Wednesday, started toward the Delaware State basket, only to be interrupted in its journey by the hand at the end of the long arm of Lanay Montgomery for one of seven West Virginia University blocks on the night.
WVU announces four junior college signings
Quarterback Skyler Howard of Riverside (Calif.) heads a class of four junior college players who will enroll in West Virginia University in January and receive grants-in-aid for the fall semester.
Howard is expected to compete with Clint Trickett, Paul Millard and Ford Childress, along with incoming freshman William Crest from Baltimore Dunbar High.
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