Brewers Acquire Brett Carroll

The Brewers acquired outfielder Brett Carroll from the Royals for cash considerations, the team announced.  The Royals signed the 28-year-old as a free agent in November after the Marlins granted him free agency.

In parts of four seasons with Florida, Carroll has a .205/.284/.325 line in 319 plate appearances. Carroll, who broke camp with the Marlins in 2008 and '09, hit his first MLB homer off of Randy Johnson. The right-handed hitter was hitless in 15 at bats this spring before the Royals assigned him to minor league camp.

Though Carroll has struggled against MLB pitching in his short career, he has a more respectable .255/.323/.463 line in seven minor league seasons. The 2004 draft pick has played all three outfield positions in the majors and the minors.

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star first tweeted news of the deal last night.


16 Responses to Brewers Acquire Brett Carroll Leave a Reply

  1. Dave_Gershman 4 years ago

    Good depth. Still trying to figure out if he’s that much of a downgrade from Carlos Gomez

  2. tomymogo 4 years ago

    He has one of the best arms I’ve ever seen

  3. Jim Sinicki 4 years ago

    Dont know too much about this guy… why are we picking up more outfielders?

    • Rabbethan 4 years ago

      As someone said above, he has a ridiculously strong arm. I’d argue it’s the best in the game today. It’s not only strong, but deadly accurate. His throws always come on a bounce by design and he generally only throws about at 85% strength, because as Jeff Conine and Andre Dawson told him “You’re 85% will beat other’s 110%”.

      As a defensive replacement, he’s fantastic, only problem is that Brett couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. But man, it’s fun seeing people try to take a base on him because they have no idea what’s coming to them.

      • As a Marlins fan who has seen that cannon, I completely agree.
        Needs to hit better to be a good 4th OF option, but from what I remember, he has good power against lefties (and a winning smile [which is worth about .1 WAR, right? At least!])

  4. AisoRed 4 years ago

    So we have Boggs, Reed, Gomez, Dickerson and now Carroll… why?

  5. riso30 4 years ago

    This is just the Royals sending a thank you gift to the Brewers for taking Yuniesky Betancourt off their hands…

  6. daveineg 4 years ago

    He’s not on the major league roster. They needed another AAA outfielder at least for a while. Jeremy Reed was ticketed for AAA, but appears to have won a roster spot over Brandon Boggs who is out of options and might be lost. Chris Dickerson will likely make the roster on opening day only because Hart figures to spend a week or 10 days on the DL.

    Once Hart returns, Dickerson being optioned is the logical move. With several other minor league OF hurt, Carroll probably sticks around even then.

  7. jmag043 4 years ago

    If Dickerson can hit, and if Gomez struggles, will they still send dickerson down? Reed and Boggs are both playing well in ST, any chance the brewers try to move one?

  8. vonhayesdays 4 years ago

    agreed they will compete maybe even take cetral if they manage to stay healthy and the reds dont , cards will hang around as well

  9. vonhayesdays 4 years ago

    my team versus yours next week. Hammers need a atleast a draw to stave off relegation

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