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Ezequiel Carrera | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Ezequiel Carrera doubled and made a terrific catch in center field Monday in his first start for the Tigers.
With Austin Jackson gone, Carrera is the Tigers' best option as a center fielder against right-handers, mostly because he's clearly better than Rajai Davis defensively. His bat leaves a lot to be desired, but he can hit singles and draw walks. The Tigers will probably play Davis more than Carrera for now, but it should shake out differently in the end, assuming that they don't just acquire a starting center fielder this month. Aug 4 - 10:35 PM

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Tigers purchased the contract of OF Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Toledo.

Carrera is expected to receive the bulk of the starts in center field against right-handed pitching following the trade of Austin Jackson. It doesn't figure to be a strict platoon, as Rajai Davis will play more than just versus lefties. Carrera is a career .251/.306/.339 hitter over parts of five seasons in the majors but has had a big year at Toledo, batting .307/.387/.422 with six homers, 41 RBI and 43 stolen bases. He's worth a look for those in need of some speed.
Jul 31 - 6:19 PM

Tigers signed OF Ezequiel Carrera to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Carrera struggled mightily last year in the major leagues and wasn't much better at the Triple-A level, batting .248/.312/.346 in 105 games for the Indians' International League affiliate. He'll be depth for Detroit.
Jan 9 - 12:38 PM

Indians sent OF Ezequiel Carrera outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Carrera cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. The 25-year-old will serve as outfield depth at the Triple-A level.
Tue, May 7, 2013 02:12:00 PM

Indians designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

Carrera had just returned to the organization when he was claimed off waivers on Thursday. It's possible he'll pass through this time and be assigned to Triple-A Columbus.
Sun, May 5, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Indians claimed OF Ezequiel Carrera off waivers from the Phillies.

Carrera, of course, spent the last two and a half seasons with the Tribe before they designated him for assignment at the end of spring training. The speedster will provide outfield depth.
Thu, May 2, 2013 06:07:00 PM

Phillies designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Delmon Young on the active roster. Carrera, who was claimed off waivers from the Indians, went 1-for-13 with two runs scored in 13 games with the Phillies. He could draw interest somewhere as a potential reserve outfielder.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 01:34:00 PM

Phillies claimed OF Ezequiel Carrera off waivers from the Indians.

Rule 5 pick Ender Inciarte was designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Carrera owns an underwhelming .255/.306/.347 batting line over 384 plate appearances in the majors, but he has speed and is capable of playing all three outfield positions. He should be a useful bench player for Charlie Manuel.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 02:47:00 PM

Indians designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for Jason Giambi. Carrera owns an underwhelming .255/.306/.347 batting line over 384 plate appearances in the majors, but he has speed and is capable of playing all three outfield positions. It's possible he'll draw interest on waivers.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 07:42:00 PM

The Indians have told outfielder Ezequiel Carrera that he will not make the Opening Day roster.

Carrera is out of options, so the Indians will attempt to trade him. The 25-year-old owns an underwhelming .255/.306/.347 batting line over 384 plate appearances in the majors, but he has speed and is capable of playing all three outfield positions. He could latch on somewhere as a reserve outfielder.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 05:46:00 PM

Ezequiel Carrera hit a pair of triples and scored the Indians' lone run in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

Carrera, who was recalled to the big league roster on Friday, should be given a chance to play fairly regularly with Johnny Damon given his release. The speedy outfielder is now 4-for-7 on the season, and is worth monitoring in deeper fantasy leagues for his intriguing speed potential.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 10:13:00 PM

Indians recalled OF Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Columbus.

Carrera has spent all of this season in the minors, batting .294/.345/.419 with six homers and 26 steals for Columbus. He'll back up at all three outfield spots.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 03:38:00 PM

Indians optioned OF Ezequiel Carrera, SS Juan Diaz and RHP Corey Kluber to Triple-A Columbus.

Of the three, Carrera probably had the best chance to crack the Opening Day roster, especially with Grady Sizemore's injury. But, he batted just .227/.292/.227 this spring to earn a trip to Triple-A to start the season.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 01:21:00 PM

Ezequiel Carrera went 0-for-4 as the Indians' leadoff man in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

Carrera is the Indians' best defensive center fielder, but he's not making a great case for a spot in the team's 2012 plans with a .237/.302/.289 line in 152 at-bats to date. He should lose playing time with Grady Sizemore and Trevor Crowe back on the roster.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 03:18:00 PM

Batting leadoff in his second major league doubleheader, Ezequiel Carrera went 5-for-10 with two runs and an RBI.

He also stole his sixth base of the season. Carrera is the beneficiary of Mickey Brantley's temporary absence, and he's making the most of it with seven hits in his last three games.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 06:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2David Price
3Justin Verlander
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Evan Reed
10Luke Putkonen
11Joel Hanrahan
12Bruce Rondon