Red Sox sign De Jesus, D. Carpenter, Rosario
Shortly before Thanksgiving, the Red Sox had to get their 40-man roster in order ahead of the Rule 5 Draft. A few of the players they designated for assignment already had deals with the team for 2013.
Infielder Ivan De Jesus, right-hander David Carpenter (who came over along with manager John Farrell in the swap with Toronto) and right-hander Sandy Rosario had all re-upped with the Red Sox on Minor League deals. So too has righty Jose De La Torre, who was not DFA’d.
As WEEI.com reported Monday, whether Carpenter and Rosario pass through waivers — and remain with the Sox — is still to be seen. De Jesus has passed through waivers and was outrighted.
De Jesus, who turns 26 in May, went hitless in eight plate appearances and eight games with the Sox in 2012. He’s had just 80 plate appearances in the Majors total between this year and last with the Dodgers and Sox, hitting .205. A former second-round Draft pick, he’s done much better at Triple-A, where he has a .303/.355/.416 line lifetime.
Carpenter, 27, is 1-5 in 60 innings and 67 appearances in the Majors — with all but three of those outings coming with the Astros. Houston sent him to Toronto in an earlier trade in 2012. Carpenter has shown strikeout stuff with 60 Ks in as many big-league innings and 215 Ks in 202 1/3 innings in the Minors. His career ERA in 45 1/3 innings at Triple-A is 1.79.
Rosario, 27, has 10 games and 7 2/3 innings in the Majors between the last three seasons, all with the Marlins. The Red Sox claimed him off waivers in October. Rosario has a lifetime 3.15 ERA in the Minors and a 1.65 ERA in 32 2/3 innings at Triple-A. He was a closer in the Marlins system.
De La Torre has a Minor League deal with an invite to big league camp. The 27-year-old had a 2.45 ERA at Triple-A Pawtucket and has a 9.3 K/9 in the Minors lifetime. He came over to the Sox from Cleveland for outfielder Brent Lillibridge.
If in the Majors, all four would make in the range of $490,000 to $506,000 pro-rated.
– Evan Drellich