David Carpenter's Contract Purchased by Diamondbacks

Carpenter is fifth Bluefish to have contract purchased during 2017 season

(Bridgeport, Conn., July 20, 2017) – Bridgeport Bluefish team officials have announced that closer David Carpenter has had his contract purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He will report to Double-A Jackson of the Southern League.

“Carpenter has done a phenomenal job as our closer this season and last,” says Bluefish General Manager Paul Herrmann. “He is very deserving of this opportunity and we are very happy for him. We’re confident he will be successful with his new team as he strives to make it back to the big leagues.”

Carpenter has made 37 appearances with the ‘Fish in 2017, posting an impressive 1.91 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 37.2 innings pitched. He is also leading the Atlantic League with 30 saves. In 2016, he made 36 mound appearances before he had his contract purchased by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization and was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake of the Pacific Coast League.

David is the fifth Bluefish player to have his contract purchased during the 2017 season.

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