Rangers claim Mike Carp off waivers from Red Sox

Sunday August 3rd, 2014

The Rangers claimed first baseman Mike Carp off waivers from the Red Sox on Saturday, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan.

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The Rangers will put reliever Alexi Ogando on the 60-day disabled list to add Carp to the 40-man roster. 

The 28-year-old hit .198 with no homers and nine RBIs in 42 games for the Red Sox this season. He was on the disabled list for five weeks earlier this year because of a fractured foot. In four seasons with the Mariners and two with Boston, Carp is a .260 hitter with 27 homers and 123 RBIs.

“He’s a year removed from a very good season and has been in a very limited role,” assistant general manager Thad Levine said to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News about the move. “He’s had previous success and success in this division. We hope he can return to that success.”

- Chris Mascaro

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