Blue Jays recall David Carpenter

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have recalled RHP DAVID CARPENTER from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) as the counter move to yesterday’s disabled list placement of 3B BRETT LAWRIE.

CARPENTER, 27, is in his 2nd Major League season having posted a 0-2 record with a 6.07 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Astros prior to being acquired on July 20. The Morgantown, West Virginia native recorded a 1-3 record with a 2.93 ERA in his rookie season in 2011. In eight games for Las Vegas, the right-hander has posted a 0-1 record with a 1.93 ERA, while adding 14 strikeouts in just 9.1 innings.