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37 Mike Carp 1B
Height/Weight: 6-2/208 | Birthdate: 6/30/1986 | Birthplace: Long Beach, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Boston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $508,500 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 285.79
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John Farrell respects Mike Carp's decision to voice frustration


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell didn't seem surprised or upset veteran Mike Carp went public with his desire to be traded, according to MLB.com.

"We've had a chance to sit down and talk," Farrell said. "I respect his desire to play more. And yet, when you've been very consistent with what his role was a year ago, that was to be the same role this year. And I understand where players want to get on the field more consistently. So I respect what he had to say."


Report: Mike Carp requests a trade


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Red Sox first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp has requested a trade, according to the Boston Globe. Carp, currently on the disabled list because of a broken right foot, informed the team over the All-Star break. He batted .214 over 70 at-bats prior to the injury.

Jonathan Herrera optioned to make room for Mike Carp


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) The Red Sox optioned shortstop Jonathan Herrera to Triple-A Pawtucket to clear a roster spot for first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp, reports WEEI.com. Herrera batted .233 with no homers and nine RBI in 90 at-bats.

Mike Carp expected to be activated Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) The Red Sox are expected to activate first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp on Monday, reports the Boston Globe. He's been out a month after breaking his right foot.

Mike Carp could be back from DL by next week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp could be back from the disabled list by early next week, MLB.com reports. Carp has been sidelined since early June due to a broken right foot.

"We want to get him regular at-bats through the weekend [at Triple-A Pawtucket]," said manager John Farrell. "He's playing left field [on Saturday] and hopefully [will play] a full nine innings in left field. As we talked on Thursday, we felt like everyday at-bats through the weekend was a good point in time to re-assess and see where we go from there."

Mike Carp on assignment at Pawtucket


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp began his minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket in recent days, going 1 for 8 with a run scored in his first three games. He is recovering from a broken right foot that has kept him out since early June, and it is not clear how long his rehab assignment is expected to run.  

Mike Carp likely to begin rehab assignment soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Red Sox infielder Mike Carp is expected to begin a rehab assignment this weekend, according to the Boston Herald.

Carp was able to take batting practice Tuesday, and hasn't experienced any setbacks. It's unclear how many rehab games he'll need before he returns. Carp was hitting .214 over 70 at-bats prior to the injury.


Mike Carp begins taking batting practice Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp took batting practice Tuesday according to the Boston Herald.

This comes just two days after he was cleared to hit off a batting tee for the first time since suffering a fractured right foot. Carp is just over three weeks removed from suffering the injury, though it is not clear how this impacts his projected timeline to return. 


Mike Carp cleared to jog, hit off tee


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Red Sox first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp has been cleared to jog lightly and hit off a tee, reports the Boston Herald. Carp, who's coming back from a fractured right foot, is not ready for a minor-league rehab assignment.

He was hitting .214 with six RBI in 70 at-bats before the injury.


Mike Carp sheds walking boot, still 'couple of weeks' away from baseball activities


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp ditched the walking boot from his fractured right foot on Monday, according to the Providence Journal reports. However, Carp is still a "couple of weeks away" from being cleared for baseball activities, according to the report.

Broken foot will keep Mike Carp sidelined for a 'few weeks'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp will miss at least a "few weeks" with a broken right foot, MLB.com reports Monday. Carp suffered the injury last week against the Braves and was placed on the disabled list Sunday because of the injury.

"He's in a boot for a week," said manager John Farrell. "He's going to need an additional week of rehab following that before he begins baseball activities. We're still a little ways away before he's back to us."

Red Sox announce roster moves Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) The Red Sox announced several roster moves following Sunday's 4-0 victory over the Rays. The team placed Mike Carp on the 15-day disabled list with a broke right foot. The team also optioned infielder Garin Cecchini down and recalled shortstop Stephen Drew and outfielder Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Mike Carp has broken right foot


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp will go on the disabled list with a broken right foot, reports the Providence Journal. He suffered the injury last week against the Braves.

Mike Carp set to start Friday for Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Red Sox left fielder Mike Carp, who has been kept out of the starting lineup since Sunday with a foot injury, is back Friday against the Rays. He is set to play first base and bat seventh.

Carp hasn't produced nearly as well as he did in 2013. Most telling is a .308 slugging percentage that pales in comparison to the .523 mark he recorded last season. Carp has yet to homer in 65 at-bats this year.


Mike Carp out Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp was not in the team's starting lineup Thursday.

Carp is dealing with a foot injury, and will need another day of rest. He went for a precautionary MRI Wednesday, but the team has yet to announce the results. He's assumed to be day-to-day for now. 


Mike Carp headed for MRI


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Red Sox infielder Mike Carp is heading for an MRI, according to Boston Herald.

Carp is dealing with a foot issue, and will go for a "precautionary" MRI. He's dealing with some soreness and swelling, and the team wants to make sure it's nothing serious. Carp is hitting .231 over 65 at-bats.


Mike Carp to see majority of PT in absence of first baseman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell said Mike Carp will get the majority of playing time at first base with Mike Napoli (finger) on the 15-day disabled list. Carp entered play Sunday against the Rays batting .246 with no home runs and five RBI in 27 games.

Mike Carp called on to pitch in blowout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) With Boston's pitching staff hit hard by the Yankees in a 14-5 loss Thursday, outfielder Mike Carp was called on to pitch the final inning. He tossed one inning and predictably struggled, walking five hitters and allowing one run before ending the frame.

This was the first pitching appearance of the 28-year-old's professional career.  


Mike Carp available despite back tightness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Red Sox first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp was available off the bench Sunday against the Brewers despite some lingering back tightness. Carp did end up coming off the bench Saturday to play first base after being scratched from the lineup.

"We're monitoring it and he's going to have some management of it," manager John Farrell said, per MLB.com. "But not to the extent of taking him away from us."


Mike Carp plays the field in extra-inning loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Red Sox outfielder/first baseman Mike Carp, who was scratched because of lower back tightness, made a late-game appearance at first base in a 7-6 extra-inning loss to the Brewers.

Carp came in for Jackie Bradley Jr. in the 10th inning and did not receive an at-bat. He is hitting .333 (2 of 6) with a double in three appearances, and will look to return Sunday against Milwaukee.

Back tightness keeps Mike Carp sidelined vs. Brewers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Red Sox outfielder/first baseman Mike Carp was scratched for the starting lineup Saturday against the Brewers because of lower back tightness, the Boston Globe reports. Daniel Nava will move to first base while Jonny Gomes will play left field.

Carp is hitting .333 (2 of 6) with a double in three appearances. He'll look to return Sunday against Milwaukee.

Injury forces Red Sox to shuffle opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) The Red Sox announced before Monday's season opener against the Red Sox they placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Victorino's absence meant Daniel Nava hit leadoff and started in right field, and Mike Carp got the start over Jonny Gomes in left field. Carp hit fifth for the Red Sox.


Report: Astros in the market for a first baseman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) The Astros are calling around the league looking to acquire a first baseman, according to ESPN.

They have inquired about Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp, Phillies first baseman John Mayberry and Nationals first baseman Tyler Moore, but all three players seem to be unlikely fits, according to baseball analyst Jayson Stark.


Mike Carp to play another position


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Red Sox outfielder/first baseman Mike Carp will play another position this spring, according to WEEI.

Manager John Farrell was not forthcoming about how he plans to utilize Carp. Carp does have experience at third base. He's played 12 games at the position in the minors. Carp hit .296/.362/.523 in 216 at-bats.


Mike Carp wants to stay in Boston, happy with bench role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) If Mike Carp has to come off the bench again for the Red Sox in 2014, you will hear no complaints from him. Carp said he relished the opportunity as a bench player last season as Boston won the World Series, and he's willing to help the team in any manner again this year.

"This is where I want to be. I want to be able to contribute any way I can this year, so whatever role I have to be in, I’m happy to take that and go about my business every day," Carp said, per WEEI.com. "My agent talks. You can’t help but hear. Your buddies will say to you, ‘You might be going somewhere else.’ But this is the only place for me. To go out and compete with these guys on the field every day, that’s all you can ask for."