Red Sox recall RHP Chris Carpenter from Triple-A Pawtucket

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox today recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter from Triple-A Pawtucket and he will be active for today’s game against the Mariners in Seattle, wearing No. 52.  With the move, the club’s active Major League roster is at 28.

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington. 

Carpenter, 26, began the 2012 season on the 60-day disabled list recovering from right elbow surgery and was activated and optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on July 31.  In 16 relief appearances overall for the PawSox this season, including seven on rehab, he has gone 1-0 with four saves and 1.15 ERA (2 ER/15.2 IP) while holding opponents to a .137 average (7-for-51) and compiling 17 strikeouts.  The right-hander also appeared in two rehab games each with the Rookie Gulf Coast League Red Sox and Single-A Greenville, and one with Double-A Portland.  Acquired by the Red Sox from the Cubs in February, Carpenter made his Major League debut with Chicago in 2011 and posted a 2.79 ERA (3 ER/9.2 IP) over his 10 games, all out of the bullpen.  Selected by the Cubs in the third round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Carpenter owns a 22-19 record, six saves, a 3.52 ERA (142 ER/362.2 IP) and 314 strikeouts in 117 career minor league games (64 starts) in the Cubs (2008-11) and Red Sox (2012) systems.