According to multiple industry sources familiar with the deal, the Red Sox will receive right-hander David Carpenter from the Blue Jays in return for infielder Mike Aviles in order to complete the compensation deal related to the Red Sox' acquisition of John Farrell as manager. Carpenter, 27, is 1-5 with a 5.70 ERA in 67 appearances over the last two years with the Astros and Blue Jays, along with 60 strikeouts and 29 walks in 60 innings.
The right-hander was selected as a catcher in the 12th round of the 2006 draft by the Cardinals, who converted him to relief. He was traded to the Astros in 2010 in exchange for Pedro Feliz. This summer, he went from Houston to Toronto as part of a 10-person trade between the two clubs. Carpenter made just three appearances in the big leagues with the Jays, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) in 2 2/3 innings.
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