Jamey Carroll Close To Signing; Nats, Indians In The Mix

11:50am: Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports that the market for Carroll is indeed heating up, and the Nationals and Indians are in the mix (Twitter link).

11:17am: Veteran utility infielder Jamey Carroll is finalizing a deal with an unspecified team and expects to complete the deal today or tomorrow, reports ESPN's Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). The soon-to-be 40-year-old is represented by Millennium Sports Management.

Carroll struggled in 2013 and was unable to replicate the solid numbers he posted for the Twins in his age-38 season. After slashing .268/.343/.317 in 537 plate appearances and playing solid defense at shortstop, second and third for Minnesota in 2012, he hit just .211/.267/.251 in 249 PAs between Minnesota and Kansas City this season. He did reach a career milestone by collecting his 1,000th base hit.


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20 Comments on "Jamey Carroll Close To Signing; Nats, Indians In The Mix"


bob smit
1 year 7 months ago

Soon to be 40? Must be the Indians

dieselman
1 year 7 months ago

Funny! Maybe they can get a special on rocking chairs for the clubhouse…

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 7 months ago

Very well could be with NYY, they need more IF depth.

Lionel Bossman Craft
1 year 7 months ago

Yankees seem to be more vocal about their signings. Wouldn’t surprise me if it was a depth move for the Red Sox. They might have passed on Drew and signed Carroll if they want a veteran presence to back up Middlebrooks and Boegarts.

Jose Villasano
1 year 7 months ago

Dodgers please we need a second baseman for back up

John Kreese
1 year 7 months ago

MIL to be their new first basemen instead of Michael Young?

1 year 7 months ago

Certainly fits their criteria for never having played 1B in his career…

SanFranPanda
1 year 7 months ago

If the Jays get another elderly utility player (since they’re rumoured to be in on Carroll), success will not be immanent. At least one could expect Carroll wouldn’t ever be batting clean-up like Mark DeRosa did last year 😐

formerdraftpick
1 year 7 months ago

I hope Jamey finds out before the season starts.

vtadave
1 year 7 months ago

Giants probably. Meets the age criteria.

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 7 months ago

Unknown team currently outbidding mystery team for Carroll!

Jorden
1 year 7 months ago

I hope it’s not the Dodgers…This news has made me want the Dodgers to sign M.Young for that backup slot now.

Shin_Soo_Choo
1 year 7 months ago

Please not Indians x5

Greg David
1 year 7 months ago

I wouldn’t mind if the Indians got him back as a utility man if Aviles is going to start every day at SS (if Asdrubal is traded) or starting or platooning with Santana at 3rd (if they pull the plug on Chisenhall)

Shin_Soo_Choo
1 year 7 months ago

Chisenhall will get the majority of starts at 3B with Aviles taking 3B against harder lefties and spelling Asdrubal at SS. I find it unlikely that Santana will see much time at 3B this year. I don’t see a spot for Carroll on this team unless Asdrubal is traded.

teddy
1 year 7 months ago

intersting i rememberjamey carroll starting for the nats lol

Greg David
1 year 7 months ago

He started for the Indians for a season or two as well

Joe Valenti
1 year 7 months ago

This is quite exciting

wyllis gordon
1 year 7 months ago

welcome back, Jamie

Stan Priesand
1 year 7 months ago

Been there, done that!!