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Mike Carp asks Red Sox for trade

Red Sox outfielder/first baseman Mike Carp has asked to be traded, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe tweeted Saturday. 
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Red Sox outfielder/first baseman Mike Carp has asked to be traded, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe tweeted Saturday. 

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After a decent season last year for the Sox, the 28-year-old has played in just 35 games this year, batting a mere .215 with a .641 OBS in 95 plate appearances. By comparison, Carp hit .296 with nine homers, 43 RBI and .885 OPS in 243 plate appearances last season. 

According to Abraham on Saturday night, two scouts said a few NL teams are interested in Carp. The trade deadline is Thursday, July 31. Boston is fifth in the AL East heading into Saturday night's game in Tampa Bay. 

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Two scouts say NL teams have interest in Carp. Potentially helpful in bench or platoon role.

- Marc Weinreich