Saturday, April 14, 2012

Carroll DFA'd to clear room for Ankiel

Needing to clear a roster spot for Rick Ankiel before he returns from the 15-day disabled list, the Nationals designated outfielder Brett Carroll for assignment following tonight's 13-inning victory over the Reds.

Carroll, 29, performed well in spring training and was frequently mentioned by manager Davey Johnson as a player who figured to significantly contribute off the bench. But the late signing and emergence of veteran Xavier Nady left Carroll scrambling to receive playing time.

Carroll wound up appearing in five of the season's first eight games but got only two at-bats. He did score two runs, including the game-winner on Opening Day in Chicago.

Out of options, Carroll must now clear waivers before he can be outrighted to Class AAA Syracuse.

"I hope we can keep him," Johnson said.

Ankiel, out since late-March with a quad strain, is set to be activated off the 15-day DL before tomorrow's game against the Reds and is expected to start in center field.


whatsanattau said...

They are building a pretty good stable down in Syracuse with Michaels, Brown, Harper, Moore, etc.... Plus Marerro will be back before the all star break. Carroll would be a nice addition to that depth as well.

MicheleS said...

I hope he does stick around, I liked what we got to see in spring traiing. He didn't get too many chances during the season.

natsfan1a said...

Just noticed this in the preview for today's game. Oh well. :-)

Washington's Brett Carroll is 3-for-3 with a homer and double in his career against Bailey.

Edward G. Robinson said...

Where's your third catcher now, Flanders?

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