The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired RHP David Carpenter and LHP Chasen Shreve from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for LHP Manny Banuelos.Carpenter, 29, went 6-4 with three saves and a 3.54 ERA (61.0IP, 61H, 24ER, 16BB, 67K, 5HR) in a career-high 65 relief appearances with
The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired RHP David Carpenter and LHP Chasen Shreve from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for LHP Manny Banuelos.
Carpenter, 29, went 6-4 with three saves and a 3.54 ERA (61.0IP, 61H, 24ER, 16BB, 67K, 5HR) in a career-high 65 relief appearances with the Braves in 2014. In 29.1IP over 29 games following the All-Star break, he held opponents to a .155 batting average (16-for-103) and .207 on-base percentage.
A native of West Virginia who attended West Virginia University, Carpenter was originally selected by the Cardinals in the 12th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft. Over 188 career appearances with Houston (2011-12), Toronto (2012) and Atlanta (2013-14), he has a 11-10 record with four saves and a 3.62 ERA (186.2IP, 185H, 75ER, 65BB, 201K, 18HR).
Shreve, 24, made his Major League debut with Atlanta in 2014, appearing in 15 games without a decision and posting a 0.73 ERA (12.1IP, 10H, 1ER, 3BB, 15K, 0HR). He held Major League opponents to a .217 batting average (10-for-46), allowing just three extra base hits (2 doubles, 1 triple) and none of his five inherited runners to score. The Nevada native also pitched in 46 combined games with Triple-A Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi in 2014, going 5-3 with nine saves and a 2.67 ERA (64.0IP, 51H, 19ER, 12BB, 87K, 4HR).
Originally selected by the Braves in the 11th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of the College of Southern Nevada, Shreve has gone 21-16 with 17 saves and a 3.22 ERA in 181 relief appearances over five minor league seasons (276.2IP, 263H, 99ER, 104BB, 275K, 13HR).
Banuelos, 23, went 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA (76.2IP, 64H, 35ER, 31BB, 71K, 10HR) in 26 combined games (25 starts) at three minor league levels in 2014 (Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre). Originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on March 30, 2008, he went 21-22 with a 3.29 ERA (446.0IP, 397H, 163ER, 178BB, 446K, 31HR) in 112 games (95 starts) over six minor league seasons.
The Yankees' 40-man roster now stands at 40.