Red Sox Pitcher Chris Carpenter Tweets That He Will Undergo Surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Chris Carpenter, who came to the Red Sox in February as compensation for Theo Epstein, won't be making a regular-season –– or minor league –– debut anytime soon.

The pitcher tweeted Wednesday that he would be undergoing surgery on Thursday to remove a bone spur in his elbow. Esteemed Dr. James Andrews will be performing the procedure on the right-hander.

"Stayin positive and prepared to work harder than ever to come back as soon as I can this season! #dedication #onamission #redsoxnation," Carpenter tweeted.

In 1.2 innings this spring, the Kent State graduate has allowed four runs and two hits while walking five batters.

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