The Firebirds bid farewell to left-handed pitcher Ryan Carpenter, who signed on Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Carpenter was 3-2 in five starts for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League this summer. He had a 2.77 ERA over 26.0 innings with 25 strikeouts and six walks. In his last outing on July 16th he went six innings, allowed one unearned run on two hits and a walk, and struck out five.
The Rays have now signed 34 of their 60 picks from the June draft.