DeWitt Goes on DL Braves Call Up Pitcher

Atlanta Braves pitcher

Carpenter gives the Braves 13 pitchers

The Braves have placed infielder Blake DeWitt on the disabled list with a lower back strain.  DeWitt has played in 4 games this season for the Braves and has one hit in 3 at bats.

DeWitt joins Braves players Christian Martinez, Freddie Freeman, Brian McCann, Jonny Venters, and Brandon Beachy on the injured list.

Right handed pitcher David Carpenter has been brought up from AAA Gwinnett to fill DeWitt’s roster spot.  Carpenter has pitched 11 1/3 innings and given up 14 hits and 3 walks with a 4.76 ERA this season at Gwinnett.  He has appeared in 4 games, all out of the bullpen, and struck out 9.

Carpenter has appeared in 67 major league games, pitching 60 innings with a 5.70 ERA.  He has given up 79 hits and 29 walks while striking out 60.  The 27-year old is 6’2″ 215 pounds and played his college ball at West Virginia.

Carpenter’s addition to the active roster gives the Braves 13 pitchers and 12 position players with only 4 bench players available per game.  He will most likely return to Gwinnett when Freddie Freeman comes off the DL.