Former West Virginia University baseball standout David Carpenter has been traded from the Houston Astros to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Carpenter is part of a 10-player trade executed on Friday.
Carpenter began the season in the major leagues with the Astros. He was 0-2 in 30 relief appearances with a 6.07 ERA. Carpenter made a prior trip to triple-A Oklahoma City before being recalled by the Astros. He was recently sent back down to Oklahoma City and will now try to figure out how the Blue Jays intend to use him.
Carpenter was a catcher at WVU and was drafted as a catcher by the Saint Louis Cardinals. He was eventually converted to a pitcher and made his major league debut with the Houston Astros last year.
Both teams are in last place in their respective divisions. Houston is 34-59 while Toronto is 45-47.