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Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik has said that he is on the verge of trading first baseman Mike Carp, whom the team designated for assignment last week.
But the Milwaukee Brewers, a team with a glaring need at first base, are not in the mix for Carp, major-league source say.
The Brewers lost Mat Gamel to a season-ending ACL injury on Monday. They also will open the season without Corey Hart, who is recovering from knee surgery.
But rather than trade for Carp or sign a free agent such as Carlos Lee, the Brewers first will examine their internal options – Taylor Green, Hunter Morris and Alex Gonzalez.
If those options prove unappealing, the team could pursue a first-base type on a minor-league contract later in the spring. Two former Brewers - the Red Sox’s Lyle Overbay and Orioles’ Travis Ishikawa – fit that description, as does the New York Yankees’ Juan Rivera.
Gonzalez, a shortstop for his entire 14-year career, doesn’t sound enthused about playing fi
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The Red Sox have reached a trade agreement with the Seattle Mariners that will send 1B/OF Mike Carp to Boston in exchange for a player to be named later or cash (cue the "we wanted Mike Trout, not Mike Carp jokes"). Carp was designated for assignment by Seattle on February 12, and Boston was one of teams vocally interested in him.
Carp is a 26 year old lefty who has...
Welly welly well, Mike Carp was dealt to the Red Sox for a PTBNL or cash, which likely proves the Brewers decided not to match or exceed that meager return for the former-Mariner first baseman/DH. The Brewers had basically said as much Tuesday, indicating they’d try to fill the first-base hole internally. What the Brewers seem to be looking for, in between the lines, is a stop...
Usually, reporting to spring training is a time when players make news for how much weight they’ve lost. Just this year, for instance, Josh Hamilton made news for showing up to Angels camp in Tempe 20 pounds lighter than he played at last season.
Well, tell that to Mariners infield prospect Nick Franklin.
According to The Seattle Times, Franklin, who is 6-foot-1, spent the 2012...
If Mat Gamel didn't have bad luck, he wouldn't have any luck at all.
After fighting his way back from a torn ACL suffered last May, the Brewers first baseman didn't make it through the first couple of days of spring training before tearing it again.
Gamel who got a clean bill of health at Brewers On Deck in late January and again when he reported to camp was taking...
It has been no secret throughout Major League Baseball that the Seattle Mariners offense the last few seasons has been, well, offensive. Lowest scoring output in the American League since 2009. The only team in all of baseball last season to have a team On-base Percentage of less than .300. The last time the Mariners did not finish last in the American League in runs scored...
At some point, you have to start wondering what Mat Gamel did to tick off the baseball gods.
The Brewers first baseman will miss the entire 2013 season after re-tearing his right ACL during the team's first full-squad workout this past Saturday. Gamel was pulled from that workout after "tweaking" his knee once while stretching to make a play at first, and again...
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Seattle Mariners infield prospect Nick Franklin is looking to gain weight. The 21-year-old wants to bulk up for the upcoming year to better prepare himself for handling the rigors of a long baseball season, but he is not relying dietary supplements like most other pro athletes would. Instead, Franklin has just been stuffing his face and pounding shakes.
According to The Seattle Times...
The Red Sox added some depth at a couple of thin positions Wednesday, and they did so by acquiring just one player.
The Sox acquired first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later. In order to make room for Carp (who is out of options) on the 40-man roster, Boston moved outfielder Ryan Kalish...
Dave Niehaus would have turned 77 today. The longtime Seattle Mariners broadcaster was the face of the organization since the club’s inception in 1977. His catch phrase “My, Oh, My” is certainly what Niehaus will be remembered for. He was the team’s broadcaster for the first 34 years of the club’s existence until his sudden death on November 3rd, 2010. There may never be...
Last May, just a handful of games into the 2012 season, Brewers infielder Mat Gamel tore the ACL in his right knee, an injury that would put him out of action for the rest of the year. Now, less than a week into spring training, Gamel has once again torn those same ligaments and will miss the entire 2013 season.
It’s a desperately tough break for Gamel who, at 27, is still looking...
The Red Sox signed Lyle Overbay in the hopes that he can be a solid backup to Mike Napoli. He apparently isn’t the only option the club considered, though.
The Sox have also discussed the Mariners’ Mike Carp as a potential backup, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. Carp was designated for assignment last week.
Carp hit .213 in 164 at-bats last season, and is a career...
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Casey: Who are the highest paid outfielders on the 2013 Mets?
Alex: Good job, Casey, and I’m afraid we’re all out of time for this round as we head into Final Jeopardy. The Final Jeopardy category will be “Ponzi Schemes.” Think about your responses while we go to a quick commercial...
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Lyle Overbay is probably throwing a mini-tantrum right now in Ft. Myers as the
Red Sox have completed a trade with the Seattle Mariners for OF/1B Mike Carp.
The trade sends Carp to Boston in exchange for a player to be named later
or cash consideration. However Carp enters the 2013 season with some question
By JOHN PESETSKI
Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com
PHOENIX For the second season in a row, Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel has suffered a season-ending injury to his right knee. Gamel, who was not available for comment, left practice early on Friday after feeling some aggravation in the repaired joint while fielding and hitting. An MRI on Sunday revealed the tear.