The Boston Red Sox spent yesterday's off day picking up Seattle left handed hitter 1B/OF Mike Carp. Carp had been designated for assignment by the Mariners, but the Red Sox picked him up for a player to be named later. What does this mean in Boston? Well, first of all, first base is a log jam. Mike Napoli, Daniel Nava, Lyle Overbay and Carp all plan on trying out for first base, but with Carp also able to play in the outfield, he may be the better option to be Napoli's backup.
When asked about the newly acquired Mike Carp, manager John Farrell said,
It increases the competition between first and at left field. We have been able to add a talented player to camp here,someone that we have had conversations with throughout the course of the offseason...Another left handed hitter that has that versatility on the defensive side.
Carp is pretty excited to be a Red Sox player as well, as he posted his thoughts on twitter. (@CarpusMaximus20):
Overwhelmed by the support from my new fans in ...