Bryan native Chris Carpenter signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs after the right-handed pitcher s selection in the third round of this year s Major League Baseball amateur draft.
Carpenter was selected in the 2004 and 2007 drafts by the Tigers and the Yankees, respectively, but did not sign. He attended Kent State, where this past season he was voted the Mid-American Conference pitcher of the year thanks to a 6-2 record, 3.81 ERA, and 88 strikeouts in 752/3 innings.
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