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The Boston Red Sox have traded for Seattle Mariners first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp earlier today according to the team. They acquired the recently DFA’d Mariners player for a player to be named later or cash. Sources say it is not expected to be a significant prospect going to Seattle.
Carp, who is out of options, is required to stay on the 40 man roster after being shipped to Boston, which created limited trade interest in the first baseman. Carp is expected to fight for a roster position as a left handed alternative to Mike Napoli and possibly play outfield. His main competitor is expected to be first baseman Lyle Overbay.
Last season Carp struggled, hitting .213/.312/.341/.654 last season in 59 games. However, over his career as a Mariner, Carp’s stat line is a much better .255/.327/.413/.740 along with 18 home runs in 173 games.
In 2010 Carp had his best career season, hitting .276 with 12 home runs. Carp is currently 26 years old, too old to be a prospect but young enough to be considered something better than just a project. This is a good low-risk-high-reward type trade for the Red Sox.
The Red Sox have been looking for an extra left handed hitter off the bench due to Jonny Gomes’ ability to hit righties, but not so much lefites, and the hip injury to Napoli. Carp is a player who can spell both of those players in a pinch and produce a little bit of pop.
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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...
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...
There are several teams expressing some level of interest in
Seattle Mariners first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp, including the Boston Red
Sox, Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros, according to Nick Cafardo of The
Boston Globe. MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy adds that the Milwaukee Brewers have also
checked in on Carp after losing first baseman Mat Gamel for the season.
Once Mike Carp was designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners, the Boston Red Sox showed an interest in him. And now they've finally got their man.
It's expected that Carp will compete for the back up job to Mike Napoli along with Lyle Overbay and a slew of others. Carp could have the inside track since he was placed on the 40-man roster.
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik has said that he is on the verge of trading first baseman Mike Carp, whom the team designated for assignment last week.
But the Milwaukee Brewers, a team with a glaring need at first base, are not in the mix for Carp, major-league source say.
The Brewers lost Mat Gamel to a season-ending ACL injury on Monday. They also will...
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...