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Tag: Mike Carp

Feb.
20th

Carp traded to the Red Sox

The Mariners just made it official, Mike Carp to the Red Sox for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Thursday was the deadline for the Mariners to trade or release Carp after designating him for assignment when they acquired Joe Saunders.

Carp, 26, appeared in 173 games over four seasons with the Mariners (2009-2012). He combined to bat .255 (139×545) with 28 doubles, two triples and 18 home runs. He was acquired by Seattle from New York (NL) in a three-team, 12-player trade on Dec. 10, 2008.

Jan.
29th

A few notes and links on Shoppach, Bourn

Obviously, the major news coming out of baseball today is this very, very lengthy story in the Miami New Times about several baseball players – Melky Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez,Gio Gonzalez Nelson Cruz and others – receiving performance enhancing drugs.

I’m not going to sit here and pontificate about this. Players cheat. They always have. They always will. If a player believes he can gain any sort of advantage, he will take it. Why? The dollars involved are just too great. It doesn’t make it right. But it’s just a fact. I doubt my opinion of Alex Rodriguez will be

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July
24th

Smoak searching for confidence in Triple-A

Justin Smoak certainly didn’t want his locker moving 36 miles south of Safeco Field to Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium, but the Seattle Mariners are hoping it’s what he needs to build some confidence after batting .189 in 90 games this year.

Tacoma Rainiers manager Daren Brown spoke with Smoak when he arrived in Tacoma today and made clear what is expected of him.

“Play first base and get him to hit,” Brown said. “Obviously he has been through a tough stretch in the big leagues. Things haven’t been going well and that is why he is here. Our whole thing is

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