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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 ...
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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...
Alright Red Sox Nation I’m no conspiracy theorist but
something’s a little fishy regarding a recent story coming out of Fort Myers. On Thursday
CSNNE.com wrote a post detailing some of the delay issues Mike Carp leaving the Mariners organization - essentially he was stuck in Seattle and that’s like walking into a
depression clinic, yikes.
When I went to revisit this story...
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stadiums in the AL East have a "short porch" this according to
newly acquired Red Sox outfielder and first baseman Mike Carp. If
Carp can make the 40-man roster then he'll have plenty of chances to prove his
theory right - until then let's just shake our heads in disbelief.
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The picture says it all. From the Globe's Twitter Account, the Sox have acquired Mike Carp for a player to be named later. To make room for Carp, the Sox placed Ryan Kalish on the 60-Day disabled list. ...
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...
Hot News for LF Mike Carp
The Boston Red Sox acquired a player they hope could give them some bench depth and a left handed bat this season. Boston turned a deal with the Seattle Mariners for OF/1B Mike Carp. Carp will add a left handed bat to the lineup and reportedly was acquired for either cash considerations or a player to be named later. Carp became available after the Mariners designated him for assignment...
Boston Red Sox right-hander Alfredo Aceves had another
run-in with coaches recently, which has prompted rumors of his potential trade.
While Nick Cafardo doesn’t believe the pitcher could be flipped for someone
like Garrett Jones or Justin Smoak, he does believe an Aceves for Mike Carp
trade is realistic.
The Red Sox have been one of several teams tied to Carp
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...
Not since Curt Schilling retired following the 2007 season has a member of the Red Sox donned No. 38. That’s about to change, though, as newcomer Mike Carp has been assigned the number upon reporting to spring training.
Carp, who wore No. 20 with the Mariners the past three seasons, has no ties to No. 38. Instead, the assignment was simply a matter of what was available, although...
Mike Napoli may be slated to get the majority of the at-bats at first base, but there are a couple reasons it may make sense to have a dedicated backup.
For one, though he’s never suffered any symptoms from it, there’s no telling when the degenerative condition in Napoli’s hip may act up. Secondly, Napoli is probably best deployed in a platoon, taking most of his at-bats against...
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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
When the Red Sox signed Lyle Overbay earlier this offseason, it looked as if the 12-year veteran was on the fast track to earning a spot on the club’s bench. Overbay now has some spring training competition, though, as the arrival of Mike Carp will surely shake things up.
After signing Mike Napoli to a one-year deal, the Red Sox finally gained their starting first baseman for the...
Curt Schilling will always be a part of Red Sox
history. Who could forget the “bloody sock” in game 6 of the 2004 ALCS when
Schilling pitched seven dominate innings against the rival Yankees while just
hours before he underwent reconstructive surgery? Red Sox Nation will always remember
and appreciate the greatest comeback in MLB history.
On Friday newly acquired first baseman...
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...