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Robert Carson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Robert Carson has signed a contract with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League.
Carson last appeared in the major leagues in 2013, when he posted an 8.24 ERA in 19 2/3 innings with the Mets. The left-hander was suspended 50 games in January 2015 after failing a second test for a drug of abuse. He opened 2016 in the Mexican League. May 18 - 12:54 PM

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Robert Carson has been suspended 50 games after a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Carson spent the majority of the 2014 season in the Dodgers' minor league system and re-signed with them on a minor league deal in October. The 26-year-old left-hander owns a 6.82 ERA in 33 major league innings.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Dodgers re-signed LHP Robert Carson to a minor league contract.

Carson spent all of this season in the minors, putting up a 5.74 ERA across three levels. He'll give the Dodgers some left-handed bullpen depth on the farm.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Dodgers signed LHP Robert Carson to a minor league contract.

The 25-year-old southpaw had been pitching for the Angels Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake where he posted a troublesome 10.34 ERA, 2.30 WHIP and 9/13 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings. He's nothing more than organizational fodder at this point.
Sat, May 24, 2014 01:53:00 PM

Angels sent LHP Robert Carson outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The 25-year-old southpaw was claimed off waivers from the Mets early in the offseason. He'll serve as organizational bullpen depth and is likely to see time with the big league club at some point during the 2014 season.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Angels claimed LHP Robert Carson off waivers from the Mets.

Carson had an ugly 8.24 ERA and 8/7 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 innings of work with the Mets this season. He'll function as bullpen depth with the Angels.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Mets recalled LHP Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Carson has put up an 8.24 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 14 big league appearances this season. He won't be used in high-leverage situations.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Mets optioned LHP Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Carson's stint in New York this time lasted four days and a total of 1 2/3 innings. He'll likely be back with the team after rosters expand in September. The Mets will call up newly acquired reliever Vic Black on Sunday.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 11:22:00 PM

Mets recalled LHP Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Carson, 24, has an 8.50 ERA in 13 appearances with the Mets this season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 03:15:00 PM

Mets optioned LHP Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Carson allowed a go-ahead home run in the 10th inning of Sunday's loss and has a 8.50 ERA in 13 appearances with the Mets this season. The hard-throwing left-hander will continue to get seasoning at the Triple-A level.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Mets recalled LHP Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The move was made on Sunday morning. Carson, 24, appeared in 17 games with the Mets last season and had a 1.17 ERA and 7/2 K/BB ratio over 7 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this year. He'll function as a third left-hander out of the bullpen alongside Josh Edgin and Scott Rice.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 12:55:00 AM

The Mets are expected to promote Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The left-handed reliever was beaten out by fellow lefty Scott Rice for a bullpen spot this spring, but he's performed well at Triple-A in the early going. The Mets have plenty of options for which pitcher he will replace, but Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com speculates that it will likely be southpaw Josh Edgin.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 08:45:00 AM

Mets optioned LHP Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas; reassigned C Landon Powell and INF Omar Quintanilla to minor league camp.

Carson lost out on a roster spot to Scott Rice, while Lowell was beat out by Anthony Recker for the backup catcher job. The Mets want Quintanilla playing shortstop every day at Vegas. Both players have a shot at seeing time with the big club at some point this season.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Robert Carson has been diagnosed with a triceps tendon strain and is listed as day-to-day.

Carson left Tuesday's game after experiencing tightness in his left elbow. The diagnosis could have been worse.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 04:10:00 PM

Robert Carson left Tuesday's game with a left elbow strain.

X-rays on Carson's elbow were negative, but he'll undergo an MRI Wednesday. The southpaw has put up a 4.72 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 17 games for the Mets this season.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 10:28:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
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PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brock Stewart
9Bud Norris
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Casey Fien
10Adam Liberatore
11Chin-Hui Tsao