Sox acquire David Carpenter as compensation for Farrell


Sox acquire David Carpenter as compensation for Farrell

The compensation for John Farrell has been announced, and Adam Lind he ain't.

David Carpenter, a 27-year-old right-handed reliever who split last season between Houston and Toronto, is headed for Boston in exchange for Mike Aviles as part of the Farrell compensation package.

Carpenter pitched in 33 games total for the two teams and had an 0-2 record with an 8.07 ERA. As bad as his ERA was with the Astros (6.07), it was far worse with the Blue Jays -- 30.38 (9 earned runs allowed in 2 23 innings). It was questionable whether or not the Jays were going to keep Carpenter on their 40-man roster this winter.

Of course, it was expected that the player acquired by the Sox would be marginal at best, since Aviles was the compensation for Farrell and Toronto only had to send a player to Boston because MLB now prohibits player-for-non-player trades. Which made the Adam Lind rumors of late Saturday nightearly Sunday morning even more absurd . . . and makes the Carpenter acquisition completely understandable.

Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox 'capable of more' vs. lefties


Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox 'capable of more' vs. lefties

CHICAGO -- Quotes, Notes and Stars from the Red Sox' 4-1 loss to Chicago:



"He's rarely in the middle of the plate. He pitches to the edge very effectively. He's got a number of different looks he can give you.'' - John Farrell on White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

"We have such a heavily righthand-hitting lineup, you would think that our guys would be able to handle the off-side pitching coming at them. . . We're capable of more.'' - Farrell on the Sox 0-3 record against lefty starters.

"He's done everything that we could have asked, to get deep into games and low run situations -- and not just this year. This goes back to when he was in the rotation last year.'' - Farrell on tough-luck loser Steven Wright.

"That's what I'm working for every time.'' - Carson Smith on his scoreless inning in his Red Sox debut.

"It is what it is. Keep working and try to be ready on whatever opportunities come. That's all I can say about that.'' - Chris Young, on the infrequency of lefty starters.

"A little frustrated with the walks. I gave them the second run with the walks. When I'm out there throwing 20 pitches an inning, it's hard to get into a rhythm.'' - Steven Wright.



* The Red Sox have faced three lefty starters this season and are 0-3. They've managed two runs in 23 innings and hit just .108 (8-for-74) against them.

* When the opposition scores first, the Red Sox are 5-6 this season.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to nine games with a sixth-inning single.

* Dating back to last season, Steven Wright hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in his last nine starts.

* Hanley Ramirez's homer in the fifth was his first since April 6, covering 96 at-bats.



1) Jose Quintana

Chicago's starter was brilliant, allowing a single run in eight innings on just four hits without issuing a walk.

2) Jose Abreu

The White Sox first baseman drove in three of the four White Sox runs with a first-inning triple and a two-run double in the eighth.

3) Steven Wright

Once again, the knuckballer got almost no run support and was stuck with the loss despite allowing just two runs in six innings.