Apr 14, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher David Carpenter (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves defeated the Phillies, 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

David Carpenter Takes A Step To Return To The Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher, David Carpenter, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, June 17th, due to a strained right bicep.  The Carpenter move to the DL made room for right-hander Pedro Beato and later Juan Jaime.

The 28-year-old was one of MLB’s most effective relievers last season with a 1.78 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 74 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings pitched.  But so far in 2014, it’s been a different story.  He currently holds a 4.23 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP.

Carpenter seemed to have something missing with his pitches this season and hopefully it was the strained bicep.

On Friday, only three days resting the bicep, Carpenter threw off flat ground.  He hopes to get on the mound in the next few days, reported by 680 The Fan’s Kevin McAlpin.  David is hoping to return after his 15-day DL stint.

The Braves bullpen has been treacherous in 2014 and really need Carp to come back strong.


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