There’s a very good chance we have seen the last of veteran infielder Jamey Carroll as he told the Kansas City Royals he has decided to choose free agency.
The 39 year old 11 season veteran will turn 40 years old on February 18th. He’s spent his 11 seasons with seven different teams. He started off with the non-existent Montreal Expos back in 2002-2004 seasons.
Carroll isn’t known for his offense, but has provided those seven teams with some decent defense. There”s a reason why he’s stayed in the majors as long as he has. He played a career high 146 games in 2011 with the Los Angeles Dodgers before moving onto Minnesota where he played 138.
I’m not sure where Carroll could end up as he is getting up there in age. There’s a very good chance that Carroll could end up retiring.
Now with Carroll leaving the Royals, they have activated left handed pitcher Noel Arguelles from the 60-day disabled list. The move was made in time for him to pitch in the Arizona Fall League. The 23 year old prospect posted a 5.93 ERA over 71 1/3 frames this season.
Veteran INF Jamey Carroll elects to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment to the minors.
— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) October 11, 2013