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Matt Carson | Outfielder

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Athletics released OF Matt Carson.
The 33-year-old outfielder hasn't appeared in the big leagues since 2013 and was hitting just .199/.292/.307 with a 37/18 K/BB ratio in 166 at-bats at Triple-A. It's unclear if this will be the end of the road for Carson, or if he'll attempt to latch on elsewhere on a minor league pact. Jun 27 - 9:13 AM

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Athletics acquired OF Matt Carson from the Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations.

It's just a depth addition. Carson, 33, is batting only .179/.284/.250 at Triple-A this season.
May 8 - 5:25 PM

Dodgers signed OF Matt Carson to a minor league contract.

Carson, 33, was in Triple-A with the Indians last season, batting .259/.335/.423 with 10 homers and 11 steals. He's merely a depth addition.
Jan 8 - 11:10 PM

Indians released OF Matt Carson.

The veteran outfielder was in camp as a non-roster invitee, but was told Saturday that he would not make the squad. It's possible he could re-up on a minor league deal with the Tribe, or look elsewhere for a better opportunity.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 01:51:00 PM

Indians re-signed OF Matt Carson to a minor league contract.

The deal will include an invitation to spring training. Carson was non-tendered by the Indians earlier this week, but he'll remain in the organization. He has batted .237/.257/.356 over 92 games at the big league level.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Indians non-tendered OF Matt Carson.

It's no surprise. The 32-year-old outfielder has hit .237/.257/.356 over 92 games at the big league level and was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. He'll have to settle for a minor league deal somewhere.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:05:00 PM

Matt Carson singled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to give the Indians a 2-1 win over the Astros on Thursday.

Because enough wasn't breaking right for the Indians this year, Carson has somehow gone 7-for-9 since his callup on Aug. 28. He had been a career .211 hitter with a 51/4 K/BB ratio in 166 major league at-bats. Now his average is up to .240.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 11:00:00 PM

Matt Carson went 3-for-3 and slugged his first home run of the season, powering the Indians to a 7-1 victory over the White Sox on Sunday.

Carson scored a run, drove home a pair and also swiped his second base of the season. The 32-year-old outfielder has six hits in his first eight at-bats with the Tribe, and could make a push for additional playing time if he continues to hammer the baseball.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 12:24:00 AM

Indians purchased the contract of OF Matt Carson from Triple-A Columbus.

He'll replace the injured Ryan Raburn on the active roster. Carson was batting .252/.322/.394 with 14 home runs, 49 RBI, and 14 stolen bases over 121 games this season in Triple-A.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 03:32:00 PM

Matt Carson was diagnosed with a strained neck and suffered a cut on his forehead after sliding into the right field wall Saturday.

Carson left the game after the incident. The 31-year-old outfielder is battling for a bench spot with the Indians, so the injury is ill-timed with just over a week until Opening Day. He is considered day-to-day.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 09:02:00 PM

Matt Carson left Saturday's game against the Mariners after running headfirst into the outfield wall.

Carson was able to sit up while being carted off, but he suffered some cuts to his face in the accident. The 31-year-old outfielder was hit in the head by a pitch earlier this spring, so it's been a rough couple of weeks.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 05:58:00 PM

Matt Carson (head) has passed all concussion tests.

Good news. Carson was hit in the helmet by a pitch on Wednesday, so the Indians sent him for tests just to be on the safe side.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Matt Carson was scratched from Tuesday's Cactus League lineup against the Giants.

No word on the reason for the change. Ezequiel Carrera will start in his place in right field and bat seventh.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Indians signed OF Matt Carson to a minor league contract.

He's been given an invitation to spring training. Carson, 31, batted .227 (15-for-66) with one double and four RBI in 26 games with the Twins this season.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 11:39:00 AM

Twins sent OF Matt Carson outright to Triple-A Rochester.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Carson, 31, batted .227 (15-for-66) with one double and four RBI in 26 games with the Twins this season.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 03:47:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Max Muncy
2B1Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Danny Valencia
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jesse Hahn
3Jesse Chavez
4Kendall Graveman
5Jarrod Parker
6Chris Bassitt
7Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Drew Pomeranz
3Fernando Rodriguez
4Edward Mujica
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Pat Venditte