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Luke Carlin | Catcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/20/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Indians signed C Luke Carlin to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Carlin spent last season at Triple-A with the Angels, batting .230/.339/.311 with four homers. The 33-year-old was with the Indians from 2010-12, totaling 10 games at the big league level. He gives the Tribe some organizational depth. Jan 24 - 10:07 AM

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Angels signed C Luke Carlin to a minor league contract.

He'll be given a spring training invite. Carlin is a .179/.263/.286 career hitter in the major leagues and will surely wind up at Triple-A Salt Lake to start the season.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:04:00 PM

Luke Carlin has opted to become a free agent.

Carlin could have accepted a spot at Triple-A Columbus but will instead throw himself onto the free agent market. The 31-year-old catcher is a poor .179/.263/.286 career hitter in the major leagues and will probably be stuck with a minor league contract for 2013.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 10:07:00 AM

Indians sent C Luke Carlin outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Carlin cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. He'll continue to serve as catching depth in the minors.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 04:55:00 PM

Indians designated C Luke Carlin for assignment.

Carlin went 3-for-14 (.214) in a short stint with the big-league club earlier this season. He seems likely to pass through waivers and head back to the Triple-A level.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 05:45:00 PM

Indians optioned C Luke Carlin to Triple-A Columbus.

As expected. Carlin was called up from the minors last week and went 3-for-14 (.214) with an RBI during his brief time with the big club.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 03:49:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of C Luke Carlin from Triple-A Columbus.

Carlin has an extensive minor league career but just 142 career plate appearances in the majors. He'll serve as catching depth behind Lou Marson with Carlos Santana (concussion) on the disabled list.
Sat, May 26, 2012 02:42:00 PM

Indians re-signed C Luke Carlin to a minor league contract.

The deal also contains a spring training invite. Carlin must really like Columbus, because he's elected to re-sign with the Tribe for the second offseason in a row despite spending all of 2011 at Triple-A and nearly all of 2010 there. Barring something unforeseen, he figures to spend most of 2012 at Columbus, as well.
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 03:31:00 PM

Indians re-signed C Luke Carlin to a minor league contract.

With the contract comes an invitation to spring training. Carlin, 29, hit just .238/.332/.336 with four home runs over 244 at-bats this year at Triple-A and probably won't be in the Indians' plans next season.
Mon, Nov 29, 2010 01:48:00 PM

Indians sent C Luke Carlin outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Carlin, 29, posted a poor .238/.332/.336 batting line at Triple-A this past season. He is now free to declare himself a free agent, but he might be better off remaining with the Indians as an emergency backup.
Mon, Nov 1, 2010 12:03:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of C Luke Carlin from Triple-A Columbus.

The 29-year-old Carlin hit just .238/.332/.336 with four homers and 29 RBI at the Triple-A level this season. He'll be an emergency catcher.
Thu, Sep 23, 2010 01:59:00 PM

According to Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com, the Indians will promote catcher Luke Carlin and right-hander Vinnie Pestano before Thursday's game.

Both will need to be added to the 40-man roster, so the Indians will have to make a pair of corresponding roster moves. Carlin, 29, batted .238/.332/.336 with four home runs and 29 RBI between Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates) and Triple-A Columbus (Indians) this season. Pestano, 25, has a 1.55 ERA, 14 saves and a 59/14 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings with Triple-A Columbus this season.
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 12:32:00 PM

Indians acquired C Luke Carlin from Pirates for a player to be named later.

Carlin will head to Triple-A Columbus and will provide the Indians with an emergency option should they lose another backstop. The 29-year-old has hit .239/.331/.317 with two homers and five steals at Triple-A this season.
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 02:19:00 PM

Pirates signed C Luke Carlin to a minor league contract.

Carlin, who just turned 29, was outrighted by the Diamondbacks in early December. He went 3-for-18 in two different stints with the club last season and hit .321/.430/.481 with seven homers at Triple-A Reno.
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 11:55:00 AM

Diamondbacks sent catcher Luke Carlin outright to Triple-A Reno.

Carlin, 28, went 3-for-18 in two different stints with the Diamondbacks this season. He hit .321/.430/.481 with seven homers at Triple-A.
Thu, Dec 3, 2009 06:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1David Murphy
2Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3T.J. House
4Carlos Carrasco
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin