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.