Fantasy Baseball Draft: Closer Status for 2015
MAR 20, 7:30a ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: Jan 16 / 4:32p ET
News: Carpenter agreed to a one-year, $1.275 million contract with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Brian Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Carpenter finished 2014 with a solid pitching line, posting a 3.54 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 67 strikeouts over 61 innings. The right-hander will enter 2015 likely in a middle-relief role for the Yankees.
Rotowire: Jan 1 / 3:25p ET
News: Carpenter was traded to the Yankees on Thursday along with Chasen Shreve for Manny Banuelos, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.
Impact: Carpenter completely turned things around in Atlanta, posting a 2.63 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in his two years with the club (121 appearances), after struggling with Houston and Toronto to begin his career. The right-hander served as one of the Braves' top setup men last season, but he'll be further down the pecking order with New York, with Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Adam Warren fairly well locked in as the top back-end options.