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Mike Carp | First Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/30/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 208
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Carp was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a toe injury.
Carp took a pitch off his pinkie toe on Thursday and the toe was still swollen Friday. He should be fine after a couple days of rest. Carp is competing for a bench spot with the Nationals. Mar 6 - 11:17 AM

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Nationals signed 1B/OF Mike Carp to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that he'll earn a $1 million salary if he makes the Nats. Carp, 28, hit just .175 with zero homers and a .519 OPS over 149 plate appearances between the Red Sox and Rangers last season. However, he has some pop and could compete for a bench job in the spring.
Jan 13 - 9:41 AM

Rangers sent 1B/OF Mike Carp outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. Carp will be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter but is a non-tender candidate.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 08:22:00 PM

Rangers designated 1B/OF Mike Carp for assignment.

Carp lasted less than a month with Texas, batting .125 with zero extra-base hits in 46 plate appearances. He had a really good 2013 season but has struggled mightily this year between the Rangers and Red Sox.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Mike Carp will make his Rangers' debut Monday against the White Sox.

Carp, who was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox on Sunday, will start at first base and bat fifth against Hector Noesi. The 28-year-old should see plenty of playing time down the stretch for Texas, making him worth a look in AL-only and deeper mixed formats.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Rangers claimed 1B/OF Mike Carp off waivers from the Red Sox.

It had been previously reported that the two sides agreed to a trade, but it appears to be just a simple waiver claim that brings Carp to Texas. He should be able to find ample playing time between first base, designated hitter and the corner outfield spots, and could be worth a look in deeper mixed leagues.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Red Sox have agreed to trade Mike Carp to the Rangers.

It's unclear at the moment what the Red Sox will receive in return, but it isn't expected to be much. Carp was designated for assignment earlier in the week. While he has struggled in sporadic playing time, he should be able to excel if he can find regular at-bats in Texas.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Red Sox designated 1B/OF Mike Carp for assignment.

Carp had requested a trade last weekend. He'll get another opportunity elsewhere soon, whether it's by trade or someone else scooping him up off waivers. The 28-year-old is hitting just .198/.320/.279 with no homers this season but has been productive in the past and could be a nice bench bat for a contender.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 03:44:00 PM

Mike Carp has requested to be traded.

Carp was a strong bench player for the Red Sox last year, but this season he has a weak batting line of .215/.337/.304 in 95 plate appearances. He feels he could be more productive somewhere else and the Boston front office seems poised to sell some pieces at the deadline.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Pinch-hitter Mike Carp singled in Daniel Nava in the bottom of the 10th to give the Red Sox a second straight walkoff win over the White Sox on Thursday.

Carp's single off Ronald Belisario was his first hit since he came off the disabled list Monday. He had been hitless in 17 at-bats since May 22. The Red Sox will continue to employ him primarily as a pinch-hitter unless someone wants to trade for him and give him an expanded role.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 07:46:00 PM

Red Sox activated 1B Mike Carp from the disabled list.

Carp wound up missing one month with a fractured right foot. He was 5-for-21 (.238) with a home run and three RBI on his seven-game rehab assignment and will be available off Boston's bench Monday night against the White Sox.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Mike Carp (foot) is likely to be activated Monday.

Carp was 5-for-21 (.238) with a home run and three RBI on his seven-game minor league rehab assignment and will presumably be available off the Red Sox bench on Monday evening against the White Sox. He has been out since early June with a fractured right foot.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 03:15:00 PM

Mike Carp (foot) will begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Carp was deemed fit for game action after getting through a round of batting practice Tuesday with no issues. The soon-to-be 28-year-old has been out since early June with a fractured right foot, but it appears he'll be ready for activation next week.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 08:57:00 AM

Mike Carp (foot) has been cleared to jog lightly and hit off a tee.

However, it will still be a little while before he's ready to begin a rehab assignment. Carp has been out since late May with a fractured right foot and isn't going to be ready to return before the end of the month.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Mike Carp has had the walking boot removed from his fractured right foot.

However, he's still a couple weeks away from baseball activities. Carp seems unlikely to return before the end of the month.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Mike Carp
4Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Ian Stewart
LF1Jayson Werth
2Kevin Frandsen
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Matt den Dekker
3Michael Taylor
4Nate McLouth
5Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Bryce Harper
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Erik Davis
7Xavier Cedeno
8Blake Treinen
9Scott McGregor
10Mitch Lively
11Rich Hill