Found February 21, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Let’s get all of the puns out of the way now and say that acquiring Mike Carp doesn’t exactly mean the Red Sox reeled in a big fish. Carp is a serviceable bench player, though, and he’ll bring some added competition to the mix at a very reasonable cost. The Red Sox on Wednesday acquired Carp from the Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. WEEI.com’s Alex Speier reports that the Red Sox are not expected to part ways with a prospect of significance in the deal, which means the cost of acquiring Carp is essentially a small financial commitment and a spot on the club’s 40-man roster. When you consider the very low risk of nabbing Carp, the deal certainly makes sense. Carp struggled last season, hitting just .213 in 164 at-bats, and he’s only a career .255 hitter with a .327 on-base percentage. He did show some promise in 2011, though, hitting .276 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs in 290 at-bats. At only 26 years old, there’s plenty of reason to believe ...
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