The Dodgers have signed journeyman first baseman Mike Carp to a minor-league deal, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. Carp will make $1 million if he earns a major-league promotion. Carp, who was released by Washington on April 6, is expected to join Triple-A Oklahoma City. He earned 126 at-bats in 2014, but hit no home runs. He had 27 homers in 761 major league at-bats previously.
The Nationals released first baseman Mike Carp on Monday, after he refused a minor league assignment, per the Washington Post. Carp batted .205 (8 for 39) this spring and was reassigned to minor league camp on Saturday. He becomes a free agent.
Nationals first baseman Mike Carp was reassigned to minor-league camp on Saturday, according to MLB.com. Carp batted .205 (8 for 39) this spring. He has an opt-out, and can decide whether to accept an assignment to the minors, according to the Washington Post.
Nationals first baseman Mike Carp was scratched from Friday's spring lineup against the Braves after taking a pitch off his pinkie toe Thursday, per CSNwashington.com. His toe swelled up overnight.
Mike Carp told reporters he's looking to contribute as a productive left-handed bat off the bench for the Nationals this season, per MLB.com. Carp hit .175/.289/.230 over 126 at-bats last season, 86 of which came with Boston. He revealed that a discussion with manager Matt Williams led to him signing a minor-league deal with the Nationals in January. "Obviously, the pieces are there," Carp said. "Overall, wanting to win -- it seems that's the main focus on everybody's agenda. I couldn't be happier to be with guys who share that same philosophy."
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