Twins reportedly to sign Jamey Carroll

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins have reportedly signed veteran infielder Jamey Carroll to a two-year deal believed to be in the $7 million range, according to multiple reports. The deal is said to be pending a physical.

The Twins, however, have not responded to the reports, as a message left with interim general manager Terry Ryan was not immediately returned.

Carroll, who turns 38 in February, hit .290 with a .359 on-base percentage and .347 slugging percentage in 146 games with the Dodgers last season. He also stole 10 bases without getting caught.

Known for his steady defense, Carroll saw time at both second base and shortstop last season, and has also played third base and both corner outfield positions.

The 10-year veteran is a career .278/.356/.347 hitter and hasn’t posted an on-base percentage lower than .346 since 2007. He’s not a ranked free agent, meaning he would cost the Twins a draft pick if signed.

Carroll would fit the club’s need in the middle infield after the struggles of Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Trevor Plouffe at shortstop, especially defensively, last season.

7 Comments

Sounds like a more exoensive Nick Punto

Please Mr Pohlad, for years your family played the “woe is me” card because of the Metrodome. We responded and gave you one of the nicest Ballparks in the country. We have rewarded you with +3 miilion attendence for two years. I could get into more particulars, but we all know the score.
Can’t you do better than a 37 year old shorststop. How is this move going to help us compare to the elite teams in the AL?

I thought we were going to be serious about making changes. Same old story. Guy at the end of his career can always find a place with the Twins.

Rhett how much of a draft pick will he cost us?

Sounds like the Twins and Reds have a lot in common. LOL

this big problem is waiting too long to trade guys with value, and then getting absolutly nothing for them santana, delmon, jj.how do other teams trade nobody minor league players who would never see a major league roster for decent guys who could help now. They draft 20 pitchers a year all like radke, any of these guys going to make their debut before they are 32 years old.The top prospects who are untouchable in trades take 5 or 6 years to get to the show, when is the last time a guy drafted moved through the system in 2 or 3 years.

Billy Beane doesn’t wait too long to trade players and he always has a steady flow of solid minor leaguers making debuts. There is a template to follow if we still cannot compete financially at all.

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