Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 2/20/13
AL BEast Notebook – Feb 20 According to NESN, the Boston Red Sox have acquired first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for either cash considerations or a player to be named later. Carp provides a bit of insurance at first base. The Red Sox signed Mike Napoli, but he still has issues with his hip and the Sox have not set a date for when Napoli will get into a Spring Training game. The 26-year old Carp was projected as a potential breakout player after an impressive 2011 rookie campaign when he hit .276 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI in half a season. But he was hampered by injuries in 2012, making three trips to the DL and hitting just .213 with 5 homers in 59 games. Carp has 77 career starts at first base and he has also started 48 games in the outfield, so he provides the Red Sox with depth out there, too. Along with Carp the Red Sox also have Mauro Gomez and Lyle Overbay as potential backups for Napoli at first. One question: Carp was a potential b...
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