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Mariners activate Mike Carp from disabled list

May 1, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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Miguel Olivo‘s groin injury opens up a roster spot and the timing works for the Mariners to fill it by activating Mike Carp from the disabled list.

Carp began the season as Seattle’s starting left fielder, but lasted just one game before suffering a shoulder injury and has been on the DL since.

He figures to see most of his action at designated hitter, with Jesus Montero now needed regularly behind the plate in a job-split with John Jaso.

If his shoulder is healthy Carp can provide a nice boost to the always needy Mariners lineup, as he hit .276 with 12 homers and a .791 OPS in 79 games for Seattle last season and has consistently posted strong numbers at Triple-A. However, his .137 batting average while rehabbing in the minors suggests he might not be totally healed.

  1. redguy12588 - May 1, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Mike Carp? Mike Trout?

    Where’s Mike Bass?

    I’ll be here all week!

  2. shawnuel - May 1, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Brandon Bass with SD *might* get sent to AAA soon depending on who they keep in the rotation when Stauffer gets back.

  3. denny65 - May 2, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    Montero splitting catching time with Jaso? Oh, that’s crazy talk, according to Wedge. I think he’d put Miggy behind the plate with the ump holding his crutches before he’d allow Jaso to put the gear on.

    Yep, it’s good to see Carp back up again, but keep in mind that he wasn’t exactly battering the fences at Tacoma. Michael Sanders is doing a superb job in center field right now, and Wells is performing, uh, adequately in left.

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