In a stunning move, the Phillies have purchased the contract of prospect Andrew Carpenter. The 23-year-old right-hander was pitching in A+ Clearwater, and together with a stint in Reading, was 9-11 with a 4.68 ERA this year.
Andy Tracy was designated for assignment to make room for Carpenter on the 25-man roster, and Mike Zagurski was placed on the 60-day DL to make room for him on the 40-man roster.
No word yet on Carpenter’s role, but as of now Kyle Kendrick is starting tonight. Carpenter was scheduled to start tonight — as was Kris Benson — but the Phils could use Carpenter out of the bullpen if necessary. To me, it’s a good move for at least tonight.