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The Minnesota Twins will have a new shortstop in 2012 after signing free agent shortstop Jamey Carroll to a two-year contract for $7 million. While he is not a sexy name for mixed fantasy leagues, American League only owners should definitely have his name in mind as a late $1-$3 play in fantasy baseball auction formats or as a late round pick in AL-only snake draft formats.
Turning 38 in February and with little power to speak of, he has not homered since 2009, most fantasy baseball owners will overlook him. However, he has as .278 career batting average, including hitting over .290 the last two seasons and he has double digit stolen bases in his last two years as well. His career high in at bats was 463 back in 2006 and he should be able to break that mark next season.
The move to the American League should also give him an increase in runs scored and a slight increase in his RBI as well. He also provides your team with roster flexibility qualifying at second base as well as shortstop which is very nice to have in no trade leagues or if you happen to draft several players with an injury history that you have the extra insurance by being able to move players to other spots in your lineup.
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After two years in Los Angeles, free agent Jamey Carroll may become the Minnesota Twins' new starting shortstop at the ripe old age of 38.
Last night, the Baseball Twitterworld was set on fire with a series of Tweets that claimed that the Miami Marlins were about to make a huge splash on their third day of existence by signing shortstop Jose Reyes. People RT'd the initial reports and the quick denials and speculated whether the Marlins would move Hanley Ramirez to third base or trade him.
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins are closing in on signing veteran infielder Jamey Carroll, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.Carroll, 37, has spent 10 seasons in the majors, most recently with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the past two years. Carroll would provide help for a Twins infield that struggled defensively in 2011. The versatile Carroll played both second base and...
The Minnesota Twins just agreed to a 2-year, $7 million contract with former Dodgers middle infielder Jamey Carroll on Friday. Carroll is being signed to be the everyday shortstop for the Twins, a year after the signing of Tsuyoshi Nishioka turned out to be a failure on EVERY level and options like Alexi Casilla, Matt Tolbert and the immortal Trevor Plouffe got chances to play in...
The Twins have agreed to sign Jamey Carroll to be their everyday shortstop, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. The multiyear contract is pending a physical. The Millenium Sports Management client drew interest from multiple teams this offseason.
The 37-year-old infielder played shortstop and second base for the Dodgers in 2011, posting a .290/.359/.347 line in 510...
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typical twins move..love having no power from the SS position
Mike Scioscia‘s Tragic Illness is none too happy with the Dodgers signing Mark Ellis to play second base:
Mark Ellis is coming off a .288 OBP and is the proud owner of a better wOBA than Jamey Carroll exactly one time going back to 2006, yet he’s going to pull down about a million dollars more per season than the Carroll contract we didn’t even particularly like. Ellis...
Here is the latest hot stove buzz from around MLB today:
The Twins have signed Jamey Carroll to be their everyday shortstop, writes Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says Carroll signed a two year, $7 million deal.
Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says the Red Sox will be in on both Ryan Madson and Heath Bell.
The Rockies are continuing to pursue Martin Prado, tweets...
First Rod Barajas (85 starts at catcher in 2011) bolts for the Pirates. Now the Twins have signed Jamey Carroll (111 starts between second and short) to a two-year deal. "It's not general manager Ned Colletti's style to go into Spring Training without a veteran option at virtually every position," writes Ken Gurnick at Dodgers.com, so bring on the old guys!