Chris Carpenter DFA’d By The Boston Red Sox


Today’s theme seems to be former Cubs’ players.

Chris Carpenter, one of the pieces in the Theo Epstein compensation fiasco with Boston, has now been designated for assignment.

June 22, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Chris Carpenter (37) delivers a pitch in the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

You might remember all the back-and-forth drama that came from the saga which featured a lot of cattiness from both teams (mostly Boston.) Carpenter was selected after Boston was asking for far too much in player compensation and we all laughed ourselves silly.

After clearing a physical from Boston’s team doctors, he was officially property of the Sox, but the drama didn’t end there. Not too long after the Carpenter deal was announced,  he was diagnosed with bone spurs in his throwing elbow and we all laughed ourselves silly again.

Boston threw a bit of a hissy fit and asked for more compensation after their doctors cleared Carpenter and we all fell to the floor in laughter.

Now Carpenter has been DFA’d. If Boston asks for more compensation, my head may explode from laughing too hard.

Don’t get me wrong, I respect the Boston Red Sox but this story is just too funny to pass up. Safe to say that the Cubs got the last laugh.