Braves Pursued Jamey Carroll, Seek Infield Depth

The Braves pursued Jamey Carroll, but the Dodgers have said they're holding onto the infielder, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman (Twitter links). However, Atlanta GM Frank Wren says he could still address one area of need tonight. According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves continue to pursue middle infield depth (Twitter link).

The Braves, who acquired outfielder Matt Diaz from Pittsburgh today, added corner infielder Wes Helms, two weeks ago. Carroll, 37, has a .289/.358/.347 line in 446 plate appearances for the Dodgers. He has played second and short this year and has MLB experience at third and in the outfield.


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13 Comments on "Braves Pursued Jamey Carroll, Seek Infield Depth"


4 years 2 days ago

Carroll would be a perfect fit.  Im sure the braves can et it done.  No more Lugo! 

4 years 2 days ago

IMO bad move from the Dodgers. Although we’ve been on fire lately, we wont make the playoff’s. Its time to let Carrol walk and make it on to a contending club and pick up some prospects. Ned you sir are an idiot.  

4 years 2 days ago

Omar Infante….

CowboyJames
4 years 2 days ago

Theriot?

Brv Rocks
4 years 2 days ago

Anyone to replace Lugo is fine with me.  Carroll could have even replaced Alex Gonzalez as the full time starter at short.

dusto
4 years 2 days ago

Ned Colletti: worst GM in baseball.

4 years 1 day ago

I agree…He isn’t responsible for drafting the current talent on our roster (Matt Kemp, Andre Eithier, Clayton Kershaw), just the one over-evaluating free agents (Juan Pierre, Andruw Jones, Manny Ramirez, Jason Schmid) and under-appreciating the in-house position players we need to keep (Russell Martin, Blake Dewitt, Carlos Santana,Trayvon Robinson).  I can’t believe he still has a job, especially after implying that Eithier is faking his knee injury. 

gunsnascar
4 years 2 days ago

Omar would have been a great addition for them. God I hope that the cubs arent stuck with colletti also.

vtadave
4 years 2 days ago

Good job Colletti. Deal Santana and Robinson for nothing and hold onto Jamey Carroll?

jeremy
4 years 2 days ago

in the Robinson trade we got 3 Boston players. 2 minor league pitchers and a catcher. also looking at it yea Robinson would of been nice to have. but we do have about 3 or 4 other out fielders in the minors who can play. also i question his numbers, because before his big year. he didnt i believe get more then 15 HR in a year.

dusto
4 years 1 day ago

Jeremy, you are delusional.

thegrayrace
4 years 1 day ago

After Dee Gordon went down, I understood the reasoning behind holding on to Carroll… but now that Justin Sellers has shown himself to be decent, and Miles has started playing some SS, it seems pointless to hold on to Carroll.

4 years 2 days ago

You’re right.  I guess I was just thinking that the Dodgers would trade him because he is 37 years old, in the last year of his contract, and the Dodgers are no where close to the playoffs.