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February 20, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Mike Carp traded to Red Sox for player-to-be-named or cash

Mariners outfielder Mike Carp was traded to the Boston Red Sox earlier today. Photo Credit: AP

Mike Carp has been sitting “in limbo” in his Los Angeles area home waiting for the Mariners to trade him someplace. Yesterday, he was told that place would be the Boston Red Sox. He just had to wait until this morning for all the paperwork to go through. Now, he’s getting ready to head to Fort Myers, Fla. for spring training and excited about the opportunity.

“It’s definitely a better opportunity for me than staying in Seattle as far as their needs go and my chance to get as many at-bats as possible,” Carp told me moments ago.

The Mariners will get a player-to-be-named in the deal, or cash considerations.

Carp said he’s been told he’ll be used at first base, in left field and at designated hitter, so he will have a shot at quite a few at-bats if things go as planned.


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