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Luke Carlin | Catcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/20/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Tigers signed C Luke Carlin to a minor league contract.
Carlin hit .158/.316/.234 with zero home runs in 55 games last season between the Triple-A affiliates of the Athletics and Cubs. The 35-year-old catcher hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2012. Feb 15 - 2:26 PM

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Cubs signed C Luke Carlin to a minor league contract.

The 34-year-old backstop was released by the A's a few weeks ago after hitting a paltry .146/.315/.214 over 34 games at Triple-A Sacramento. He'll provide organizational catching depth for the Cubs.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 09:25:00 PM

Athletics released C Luke Carlin.

Carlin hit just .146/.315/.214 through 34 games with the Athletics' Triple-A affiliate. The 34-year-old may have a hard time catching on elsewhere at this point.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 06:13:00 PM

Athletics signed C Luke Carlin to a minor league contract.

Carlin, 34, spent all of last season at Triple-A with the Indians, batting only .217/.330/.370 with five homers. He's a catch-and-throw guy who will give the A's some depth behind the plate.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 09:41:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 10:07:00 AM

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

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LF1Justin Upton
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