| Birthdate: 6/30/1986
| Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
| Bats/Throws: L/R
| Team: Boston
| College: No College
| MLB Experience: 5
| Salary: $508,500
| Owned/Started%: 1/1 | Average Draft Position: 450.50
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp came off the bench Wednesday to homer for the second straight game. He's benefited from extra playing time with Shane Victorino (back) hurt, batting .462 (6 for 13) with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI in his last five games.
"He’s given us a huge lift," manager John Farrell said, per the Boston Herald. "If you consider the combination of him and Jonny (Gomes) in left field, obviously Daniel’s (Nava) production whether in left field or right field speaks for itself, it’s given additional at-bats for both Mike and Jonny and that combination has been very productive on both sides of the ball."
Mike Carp has first Boston homer
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp got the start in left field Tuesday in Toronto. He batted sixth for Boston and hit his first home run of the season.
Carp had a solo shot in the fourth inning off Brandon Morrow. He went 1 for 2 and was pinch-hit for in the sixth. Jonny Gomes, who came to bat in place of Carp, also had a solo homer, his first of the year.
Carp is 5 for 12 over his last four games with two doubles, a homer and three RBI.
Mike Carp smashes RBI double
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp got a start on Sunday against Houston and produced for Boston. Carp drove in a run with a double in the fifth inning.
Carp went 2 for 3 in the game with a walk as he added a run scored. After going 0 for 3 in his start Saturday, Carp is batting .455 with five RBI over 22 at-bats for Boston.
Mike Carp seizes day in first start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) The Red Sox gave a start to Mike Carp at first base on Wednesday night in Cleveland. The decision paid off for manager John Farrell.
All Carp did was go 3 for 3 in his first three at-bats with two doubles and an RBI triple despite having just three at-bats in the first 13 games of the season. The 26-year-old was removed from the game for pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes in the seventh.
"I'm just trying to work on staying short in the cage. We have [first-base coach] Arnie [Beyeler] throwing BP to us, and he brings it kind of firm and gives us more of an opportunity to see a live pitcher," Carp told MLB.com before the game. "I had a [simulated] game against [Felix] Doubront the other day so I could see some live pitching. I'm ready to go. I'm excited. I've been working hard and waiting for my turn, and today is my turn."
Mike Carp finally gets into starting lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp was given his first start of the season Wednesday at Cleveland. Carp, who started at first base, entered Wednesday 0 for 3 with one strikeout in his first three appearances.
Mike Carp not getting much playing time
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Red Sox infielder Mike Carp hasn't received much playing time. He hasn't started in any of the team's first seven games, including Monday's home opener against the Orioles, and has taken just one at-bat.
The Red Sox acquired Carp from the Mariners in late February.
Mike Carp makes Red Sox's opening day roster
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013)Mike Carp will break camp with the Red Sox, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports.
Carp, 26, will back up Mike Napoli at first base and can also play corner outfield in a pinch. The lefty hit just .190/.244/.310 in 45 spring plate appearances, but the Red Sox must see some of the potential from his 2011 season with Seattle, when he hit .276/.326/.466 (125 OPS+) with 12 home runs in 313 plate appearances.
Carp shipped to Boston
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/20/2013) The Red Sox acquired outfielder Mike Carp from the Mariners for a player to be named later Wednesday. Carp had been designated for assignment eight days earlier. Battling shoulder injuries much of the year, the 26-year-old hit .213 with five homers in 164 at-bats last season.
Carp an option for Brewers?
(2/18/2013) Mariners general manager Jack Zdurencik told MLB.com on Monday that a good number of teams have called about Mike Carp, who was designated for assignment last week. I would say theres a good chance we get something done in the next 24-48 hours, Zdurencik said. A possible landing spot for Carp could be Milwaukee. The Brewers lost Mat Gamel for the year due to a torn ACL but have said the club would like to replace him from within the organization.
Carp designated for assignment
(2/12/2013) The Mariners designated first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp for assignment on Tuesday. Carp was limited to 59 games last season and hit .213 with five homers and 20 RBI.