Veteran infielder Jamey Carroll is preparing himself for another Major League season at the age of 39 years old. Yes you read that right, he’s 39 years old and still playing professional baseball.
Now just a little bit ago, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick Tweeted that Carroll was close to signing a contract but the teams were not named right away.
Veteran infielder Jamey Carroll is close to a deal with an unspecified club and expects to sign today or Friday.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 9, 2014
Jamey has been linked to multiple teams who have expressed some serious interest in his services. He’s had interest from the Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals.
According to Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter, the two teams who have emerged as the favorites to sign Carroll soon are the Cleveland Indians and Washington Nationals.
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) January 9, 2014
The soon to be 40 year old (February 18th) infielder debuted with the Montreal Expos back in 2002, a team who we now know as the Washington Nationals. He was with the Nationals during their first year in the league back in 2005. Carroll later spent two seasons with the Cleveland Indians from 2008-2009.
I’m sure he’ll get a warm welcome from the fans of either team once he decides who he will sign with. This could be the final contract of his career, so he has to make it count.