Carerra signed a minor-league deal with the Mets on Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Carerra was hitting just .146/.228/.220 in 26 games for Triple-A Gwinnett in the Braves organization before he was released. He hit a respectable .282/.356/.408 in 131 games for Toronto last season. Carerra will report to Triple-A Las Vegas, where he'll have a chance to show he still has some of that form in him.
Carrera was released by Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. The outfielder was hitting .146/.228/.220 with one homer and four RBI in 82 at-bats over 26 games for the Stripers. Carrera will look to catch on as organizational depth with another club.
Carrera will not be on the Braves' Opening Day roster. Carrera recently joined the team on a minor-league deal after being released by Toronto on March 11. He is set to open the 2018 campaign at the Triple-A level, which will keep him off the team's 40-man roster for the time being. Over 131 appearances with the Blue Jays last year, he slashed .282/.356/.408 with eight home runs, 20 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Carrera signed a contract with the Braves on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the deal is a minor-league contract which includes an invitation to spring training. Carrera has found a new home after being cut loose by the Blue Jays over the weekend. The 30-year-old should compete for an Opening Day starting role in the Braves' outfield, though at best he's a stopgap for top prospect Ronald Acuna, who is expected to join the big club in mid-April after Atlanta secures an extra year of team control. Carrera hit .282/.356/.408 in 325 plate appearances with Toronto last year.
The Blue Jays granted Carrera his unconditional release from the team Sunday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. Carrera's chances of breaking camp with the Blue Jays had already taken a significant hit earlier this month when he was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo, so the veteran was allowed to pursue opportunities elsewhere. After slashing .310/.376/.448 against right-handed pitching a season ago, Carrera could draw interest from teams searching for a platoon bat in the corner outfield.