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.
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Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
Post 17 falls short of Area II championship
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Italy’s Nibali wins Tour de France
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Post 17 plays itself into Area II championship game: PHOTOS
The goal was simple for Post 17 Fairmont: Beat Bridgeport and advance to the state American Legion Tournament. But it left with more than a state tournament berth Saturday night at East Fairmont High School.
After beating Bridgeport, 11-8, Fairmont secured a spot in next week’s state tournament. But with one challenge down, Fairmont moved on to the next: Playing itself into an area championship game.
Knowing facts key to preventing sports injuries
Youth sports injuries have been on the rise in recent years, leading parents, players and coaches asking one thing: How can we prevent these things from happening?
A recent poll on the Times West Virginian website revealed that 41.8 percent of readers believe that there is no way to prevent injuries, while 26.47 percent said the best way to prevent injuries was to not play at all and 20.59 percent said that working hard was the best way to limit injuries.
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This past week the Big 12 held its annual media gathering in Dallas and served up a heaping portion of optimism for the 2014 season that is now upon us, West Virginia University opening its preseason practices on Thursday.
This is a time of year when no one has lost a game, not even Charlie Weis at Kansas, and it’s a time of year when opinions are more plentiful than tattoos in an NFL locker room.
Pirates fall victim to Rockies, 8-1
Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night.
Tyler Matzek pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who have won three straight.
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