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  • Ezequiel Carrera: Released Tuesday

    Carrera was released by the Dodgers on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of reports.

    Carrera was one of two players released along with pitcher Josh Smoker. He had been playing for Triple-A Oklahoma City where he hit .172 in 29 at-bats.

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  • Dodgers' Ezequiel Carrera: Sent to minor-league camp

    Carrera was reassigned to minor-league camp Monday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

    Carrera struggled at the dish throughout spring training, and he'll finish with a .178 average along with four RBI and six runs scored over 22 spring games. He'll likely begin the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City after spending the entire 2018 campaign (43 games) at the Triple-A level.

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  • Dodgers' Ezequiel Carrera: Invited to camp with Dodgers

    Carrera signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Dodgers on Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Carrera's most recent season was his best, as he hit .282/.356/.408 in 325 plate appearances for the Blue Jays in 2017. He failed to reach the majors last season, though, and is now 31 years old with just one above-average batting line under his belt. He'll likely be forced to wait in the minors for an injury to open up a roster spot.

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  • Mets' Ezequiel Carrera: Inks minors deal with Mets

    Carerra signed a minor-league deal with the Mets on Friday, Anthony DiComo of 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.

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  • Ezequiel Carrera: Released by Braves organization

    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.

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  • Braves' Ezequiel Carrera: Does not make Opening Day roster

    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.

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  • Braves' Ezequiel Carrera: Joins Braves

    Carrera signed a contract with the Braves on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of reports. According to Mark Bowman of, 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.

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  • Ezequiel Carrera: Cut loose by Toronto

    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.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A

    Carrera cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

    It turns out the Blue Jays were able to hold onto Carrera after designating him for assignment earlier in the week. He now figures to spend the 2018 season as organizational outfield depth for the Blue Jays.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Designated for assignment Monday

    Carrera was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

    After signing Seung-Hwan Oh on Sunday, Toronto opted to make room on the roster by designating Carrera for assignment. This move isn't a big surprise, as it was recently announced that Carrera's chances of making the Opening Day roster were slim due to the club's crowded outfield. While Carrera's performance in 2017 wasn't spectacular, he proved to be a serviceable outfield option as he hit .282/.356/.408 over 131 games.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Long shot for roster spot

    Carrera is unlikely to earn a spot on Toronto's Opening Day roster, the team's official site reports.

    Carerra was an effective part-time outfielder for the Blue Jays last season, hitting .282/.356/.408 over 325 plate appearances, but the recent additions of Randal Grichuk and Curtis Granderson appear to have crowded him out of a job. If a teammate gets injured this spring, or if Troy Tulowitzki isn't recovered from his bone spur by the start of the regular season, Carrera could have a path to playing time, but if not, he's likely to be squeezed out. He's out of options, so he could soon be looking for work with another team.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Signs deal with Blue Jays

    Carrera signed a one-year, $1.9 million contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    Carrera appeared in a career-high 131 games in 2017 (including 71 starts), piecing together the best offensive season of his seven-year MLB career. The outfielder slashed .282/.356/.408 and stole 10 bags on the year. He'll likely be utilized as a fourth outfielder heading in 2018, thus limiting his overall fantasy potential. He won't derive much standard value and looks to be just an AL-only option at this time.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Serving as leadoff man in second straight game

    Carrera will start in center field and lead off Sunday against the Twins, Shi Davidi of reports.

    Carrera will find himself at the top of the order for a second straight contest after reaching base four times and scoring two runs Saturday while filling in for Steve Pearce in left field. With Kevin Pillar resting in the series finale, Carrera will shift over to center, but may need to stay hot at the plate in order to guarantee himself regular at-bats heading into the upcoming week.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Moves into leadoff role Sunday

    Carrera will start in right field and man the leadoff spot Sunday against the Angels, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

    With Jose Bautista receiving a day off for the first time since April 27, manager John Gibbons will call upon Carrera and his .360 on-base percentage to set the table for the Blue Jays. The move to the top of the lineup could give Carrera some appeal in DFS contests, though his run-scoring potential could be lessened with two of the team's big boppers -- Bautista and Josh Donaldson -- both resting.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Batting second Sunday

    Carrera will start in left field and bat second Sunday against the Tigers, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

    Carrera will fill in for regular left fielder Steve Pearce, who is resting, and slot into the top third of the order with normal No. 2 hitter Russell Martin also receiving a breather. With a .354 on-base percentage over 210 plate appearances this season, Carrera has been a capable performer when he's received opportunities to play, but unless Pearce endures a prolonged dry spell at the dish, it looks like Carrera's number of starts will be fairly limited.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Starting in left Saturday vs. Houston

    Carrera is starting in left field and hitting seventh against Houston on Saturday.

    After starting for much of the season's first half, Carrera has struggled to see the field since returning from the disabled list June 25. He's started just one of the team's seven games in July despite owning the third-best OBP (.357) among Jays with at least 180 at-bats this year.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Remains out of lineup

    Carrera is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

    Carrera was activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Tuesday's series opener, but will remain on the bench for a second straight contest. It appears the Blue Jays will go with Steve Pearce as their primary left-field option for the time being. Carrera's chances of reemerging as an everyday player will only grow more difficult if Michael Saunders, who inked a minor-league contract with Toronto on Wednesday, is eventually promoted to the big club.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Reinstated from DL

    Carrera (foot) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, Shi Davidi of reports.

    Carrera was diagnosed with a fractured right foot earlier this month, but seems to be doing OK after playing in a rehab game with Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. He'll likely return to his post as a reserve outfielder behind Steve Pearce, Kevin Pillar and Jose Bautista.

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  • Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera: Kicking off rehab assignment

    Carrera (foot) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Buffalo, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

    Fortunately for Carrera, he didn't require surgery to address the fractured right foot he sustained June 13 and seems to have progressed significantly while resting up the past two weeks. Given the nature of Carrera's injury, the Blue Jays will likely want to see him play a full nine-inning game in the outfield before signing off on his return from the disabled list. Once he's back with the big club, Carrera should challenge Steve Pearce for primary duties in left field.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Guiria, Sucre, Venezuela
Age: 36
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: L, L