MINNEAPOLIS As the Minnesota Twins look for answers in the middle infield in 2013, many eyes will be watching some of the team's young infielders.
But there's a chance a 39-year-old journeyman could be the answer at one of the two positions.
That veteran would be Jamey Carroll, who enters his second season in a Twins uniform. Minnesota marked his fifth team in his 11-year career. Despite his advanced age, Carroll played 138 games for the Twins in 2012, eight games shy of his career high set in 2011 with the Dodgers.
Now entering his 18th spring training, Carroll believes age is just a number.
"Everybody else talks about it more than I do," said Carroll, who will turn 39 later this month. "I know how I feel. I don't know how I'm supposed to feel. I feel like I can still do the things I've been able to do."
Carroll batted .268 with a .343 on-base percentage and 40 RBI in 2012 and committed 12 errors. Of the 138 games Carroll played last season,...