Red Sox Designate Mike Carp For Assignment

The Red Sox have designated outfielder/first baseman Mike Carp for assignment, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports on Twitter. The move was made as the team juggles its roster after yesterday’s trades.

Carp, 28, has only a .198/.320/.279 slash in 103 scattered plate appearances on the year. Last year, though, he was a revelation, slashing .296/.362/.523 with nine home runs in 243 turns at bat.

A fairly versatile option with at least two seasons of above-average production and pop already in the books, the left-handed hitterĀ figures to draw a look from contenders. Clubs like the Royals and Reds have been said to have interest in such a player, and failed to make any moves at yesterday’s trade deadline. He will need to pass through waivers in order to be moved. Carp is playing on a $1.4MM annual salary in his first year of arbitration eligibility.


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70 Comments on "Red Sox Designate Mike Carp For Assignment"


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ShaneRedsFan
11 months 6 days ago

I’d like to see the Reds grab him.

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Luke Wise
11 months 5 days ago

Me too. With regular playing time he could be a great improvement to our LF. He can’t be any worse than what we have now even if he isn’t an improvement at all.

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Dana Crocker
11 months 6 days ago

Calling Neal Huntington…calling Neal Huntington!

Mr Huntington…please come in! Hello? ….

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Todd Smith
11 months 6 days ago

That .198/.320/.279 line he’s posted so far this year is awfully tempting, but I don’t see how Carp would be an upgrade over Davis or Sanchez.

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brian310
11 months 6 days ago

In his career when he has gotten consistent playing time, he has hit well. When he gets regulated to the bench, not so much.

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Samsonite
11 months 6 days ago

Relegated…..not regulated.

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NomarGarciaparra
11 months 5 days ago

The managers’ regulations relegated him to the bench.

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Dana Crocker
11 months 6 days ago

Thinking beyond this year…down year yes! But don’t believe he’ll stay down…jmho

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connfyoozed .
11 months 6 days ago

He would certainly be an upgrade over Micheal Martinez or Brent Morel off the bench. Morel is especially useless.

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Ted
11 months 6 days ago

He’s a career .157 hitter with 26k in 51AB as a pinch hitter. Not somebody I want coming off the bench.

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connfyoozed .
11 months 6 days ago

Ted: Those are certainly awful stats, but I would be Morel’s would be worse in the same amount of ABs.

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Ted
11 months 6 days ago

There’s got to be *somebody* out there better than either of those two guys. What’s Vernon Wells doing these days? Has he outright retired?

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Todd Smith
11 months 6 days ago

Martinez and Morel are only on the roster because Marte and Barmes are on the DL. Who do you get rid of when everybody is back and healthy?

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connfyoozed .
11 months 6 days ago

Possibly Barmes, but your point is taken. I am just thinking that the Davis/Sanchez experiment is not going to continue past this year, or possibly even until the end of this year, but I agree that Carp is no upgrade at this point.

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Todd Smith
11 months 6 days ago

I would have been OK with Carp earlier in the season – he’s basically the same gamble as Ike Davis. Just don’t see a need for both of them.

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Jeff Snedden
11 months 6 days ago

Morel goes down when Marte comes back. Martinez goes down when Barmes is ready. Easy Peasy.

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Ron Loreski
11 months 6 days ago

NO! Andrew Lambo deserves a shot before Carp.

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connfyoozed .
11 months 6 days ago

Off the bench? Sure, maybe. At 1B? Don’t know about that. Reports of Lambo’s ability to play first have been up and down.

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Ron Loreski
11 months 6 days ago

Defense at firstbase is so overrated.

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Tommy Sohn
11 months 6 days ago

Off the bench, Ok.. But id rather stick with the platoon of Davis/Sanchez than trying our luck with Carp.

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Jeff Snedden
11 months 6 days ago

Nope. We already have a Mike Carp with a better glove. His name is Gaby Sanchez. The closest a carp is getting to PNC Park is if one somehow swims down the river from Lake Erie.

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Cuso
11 months 6 days ago

Does anyone else find this mildly amusing considering his “demands” from last week?

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Scott Berlin
11 months 6 days ago

Yeah but they should’ve traded him.

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Fangaffes
11 months 6 days ago

You mean because his name is an anagram for how he’s played this year?

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Jaysfan1994
11 months 5 days ago

Absolutely fantastic.

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Gumby65
11 months 6 days ago

Well, beings he asked….

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Devern Hansack
11 months 6 days ago

I’m surprised that the Red Sox couldn’t get something of value (i.e.: a lottery ticket prospect or two) for him before the deadline.