Rays, Rangers, Indians Eyeing Jamey Carroll

Veteran infielder Jamey Carroll is drawing interest from a number of teams, including the Rays, Rangers, and Indians, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (Twitter link).

Carroll, 39, endured the worst season of his 12-year career this past year, recording a .211/.267/.251 slash line in 249 total plate appearances for the Twins and Royals. However, he posted an OBP of .357 in the five seasons prior to 2013. While he's very unlikely to earn a starting job anywhere, Carroll could still have some value as a utility infielder.

Carroll's previous contract was worth $6.75MM over two years, but he figures to come cheaper this time around.


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5 Comments on "Rays, Rangers, Indians Eyeing Jamey Carroll"


Edward
1 year 8 months ago

Why is Texas looking at all of these infielders? Aren’t we pretty much solid there now?

talcha32
1 year 8 months ago

We need someone who can back up 2B, SS (although this might be Profar), and 3B.

Rollie Fingerbangers
1 year 8 months ago

I like Carroll’s bat a little bit better than Rosales. The bench could be Arencibia, Carroll, Rosales and Engel Beltre, if they plan on Michael Choice playing everyday

talcha32
1 year 8 months ago

My preference would be a Moreland, 2b/SS/3b type defender, E. Beltre, JPA bench. I assume the only difference we have is that you have Moreland slotted in at DH? I’m really hoping we bring back Cruz in that role. 3-6 of Rios, Beltre, Fielder, Cruz would be nasty.

Largebill
1 year 8 months ago

No thanks. Seriously, no thanks.

Signed: Indians Fans