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Red Sox talk to Cubs about Carpenter injury

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Red Sox talk to Cubs about Carpenter injury

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- General manager Ben Cherington confirmed that the Red Sox have been in communication with the Chicago Cubs after pitcher Chris Carpenter, obtained last month from the Cubs, underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow.

Carpenter came to the Sox as part of the compensation for the Cubs hiring former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein with a year remaining on his contract.

Carpenter pitched two innings in Grapefruit League action for the Sox before being sidelined with the elbow injury.

"I can't comment on it,'' said Cherington. "The Cubs are aware of the situation. We've talked to them. But aside from that, I'm not going to comment on it.

"With that particular subject, I just can't comment. And I wouldn't read anything into that. Everyone's aware of what's going on. There's been a conversation, but I can't comment on anything more than that.''

Carpenter has said he was healthy at the time of the trade, a contention
which Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer also backed.

NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: Isaiah Wynn out for the season; Merloni remembers time with PawSox

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NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: Isaiah Wynn out for the season; Merloni remembers time with PawSox

1:26 - The Red Sox got back into the win column on Friday night, beating the Rays 7-3 thanks to some clutch hitting from Xander Bogaerts and 3 and a third shutout innings from the bullpen. Tom Giles, Lou Merloni and Danielle Trotta break down the game and the performance from the pen.

5:57 - A day removed from the Patriots preseason win over the Eagles, Andy Hart, Phil Perry and Trenni Kusnierek discuss their biggest takeaways from the game, including how the loss of rookie tackle Isaiah Wynn will impact the team.

11:30 - With the Pawtucket Red Sox announcing Friday that the team will be moving to Worcester in 2021, Lou Merloni takes a trip down memory lane and tells some of his favorite stories from his days playing for the Paw Sox.

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