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.

20 Responses to Jamey Carroll Close To Signing; Nats, Indians In The Mix Leave a Reply

  1. bob smit 2 years ago

    Soon to be 40? Must be the Indians

    • dieselman 2 years ago

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

  2. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 2 years ago

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

    • Lionel Bossman Craft 2 years 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.

  3. Jose Villasano 2 years ago

    Dodgers please we need a second baseman for back up

  4. John Kreese 2 years ago

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

  5. SanFranPanda 2 years 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 😐

  6. formerdraftpick 2 years ago

    I hope Jamey finds out before the season starts.

  7. vtadave 2 years ago

    Giants probably. Meets the age criteria.

  8. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 2 years ago

    Unknown team currently outbidding mystery team for Carroll!

  9. Jorden 2 years 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.

  10. Shin_Soo_Choo 2 years ago

    Please not Indians x5

    • Greg David 2 years 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 2 years 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.

  11. teddy 2 years ago

    intersting i rememberjamey carroll starting for the nats lol

    • Greg David 2 years ago

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

  12. Joe Valenti 2 years ago

    This is quite exciting

  13. wyllis gordon 2 years ago

    welcome back, Jamie

  14. Stan Priesand 2 years ago

    Been there, done that!!

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