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The picture says it all. From the Globe's Twitter Account, the Sox have acquired Mike Carp for a player to be named later. To make room for Carp, the Sox placed Ryan Kalish on the 60-Day disabled list.
Carp has been a utility player for the Mariners, playing at first base and the outfield. He's coming off a brutal campaign: .213/5/20 with an .654 OPS in 59 games. With the Mariners stocked in first base options after acquiring Kendry Morales, they have been trying to move Carp for some time and here's hoping that a change in scenery will help him. He's turning 27 in June so he's still young and also has years of artibtration ahead of him so being optimistic, the Sox have him under wraps until 2017.
Not bad for a PTBNL.
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