Carp traded to Red Sox

First baseman Mike Carp, who was designated for assignment last week, was traded by the Mariners to the Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later or cash.

Carp, 26, opened last season as Seattle’s starting left fielder, but sprained his throwing shoulder diving for a ball on Opening Day in Tokyo and wound up missing considerable time.

Carp hit just .213 with five home runs and 20 RBIs in 59 games last year. In four seasons in Settle, he batted .255 with 18 homers and 71 RBIs, including a 20-game hit streak after getting called up in the second half of 2011.

He finished that year batting .276 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs and seemed to have found a place in the Mariners lineup, but last year’s injuries – which also included a strained groin muscle later in the year – hampered his efforts.

When the Mariners acquired Kendrys Morales, Michael Morse and Raul Ibanez over the offseason, Carp’s chances of finding playing time diminished and he was designated for assignment on Feb. 12 to make room on the 40-man roster for left-hander Joe Saunders.

3 Comments

Jack stated he was not going to just give Carp away even though he was designated …what did he do then …for a player to be named later or cash ….to me his credibility took a hit …we need to be able to trust this guy is doing the best he can so be patient ….my patience with Jack just took a hit

His credibility is just fine. Carp at best was a .255 hitter and even if we only got $1 it is what it is. Thank you Z for rebuilding this ball team and organiztion.

I just watched Mike Morse video on Mariners web site..he got me energized …Glad he’s here and if Kendry and Bay come in and really hit like they have in the past, along with Raul, and Morse and if Ackley Guti, Montero,Saunders, Smoak, and Seager swing it as we know they should this could be a very potent Lineup, jeeze then if Zunino makes the team put him on the Roster, and the young Pitching grows up fast, then Jack looks like GM of the year….I really really hope Jack ends up the GM of the year!!! I am excited about this team,……..I’m a very impatient fan these days, need Mariners to kick som AL West Butt

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