Sep 27, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Kansas City Royals third baseman Jamey Carroll (21) hits a double against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agency: Jamey Carroll to sign with either the Cleveland Indians or Washington Nationals

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.

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.

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.

Tags: Cleveland Indians Jamey Carroll Washington Nationals

  • Gary

    Of course the Indians are interested in him. Closing in on 40, could be Giambi company on the “old farts” bench. His combined .211 average last season fits in nicely with the other under performing batters of last season. Who wouldn’t want to sign him.