SALT LAKE CITY — The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced today that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher David Carpenter from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned infielder Alexi Amarista to Salt Lake. Carpenter's first appearance with the Angels will be his major league debut.
Carpenter, 24, has appeared in three games of relief for the Bees in 2012, owning a 0-0 record with a 0.00 ERA with two strikeouts in three innings. In 2011, he appeared in 19 games for Double-A Arkansas, finishing with a 1-0 record with a 0.00 ERA with five saves and 16 strikeouts. In 25 games for Single-A Inland Empire last season, he owned a 0-1 record with a 0.93 ERA, 11 saves and 36 strikeouts. The Arlington, Texas, native was originally selected by the Angels in the ninth round of the 2009 Draft.
Amarista, 23, has appeared in one game for the Angels in 2012 after making his first Opening Day roster with the club. In 86 games for the Bees last season, he hit .292 with 24 doubles, 50 RBI and 15 stolen bases. Amarista also made his major league debut in 2011, hitting .154 with three doubles and five RBI in 23 games for the Angels. The Venezuela native was originally signed by the Angels as a free agent on January 25, 2007.
The Salt Lake Bees begin a four-game series tonight against the Tucson Padres at 6:35 p.m. at Spring Mobile Ballpark with a postgame fireworks show.