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September 6, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Mike Carp named AL Rookie of the Month for August

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Franklin Gutierrez has been placed on the 60-day DL to clear a roster spot for pitcher Steve Delabar
Busy day down here in Anaheim with the arrival of all the September call-ups. But first, some good news regarding Mike Carp. As you’ve probably read on my Twitter feed, Carp today was named the American League Rookie of the Month for August.
Carp led all rookies with 25 RBI during the month and tied for the league lead with eight doubles.
“It means a lot because I’ve had so many ups and downs the last couple of years,” he said. “And this was my first big league award.”


Carp finished the month with a .313 batting average with six home runs and 15 runs scored while posting a .353 on-base percentage and .545 slugging percentage.
His RBI total tied the Mariners rookie mark for a month first set by Danny Tartabull in 1986.
Carp grew up only minutes away from here in nearby Long Beach, Calif. He had an entourage of family and friends at the ballpark last night.
“I had a bunch of people behind the dugout last night and even out in left field,” he said. “They were banking on whether I was going to play first base or left field. So, I had a lot of people out in left and a lot of people at first. It was nice when I’d come running in from the field and there’d be a whole lot of people jumping up and down.”

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