Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mike Carp Added to 40-man

The Mets elevated first baseman Mike Carp to their 40-man roster today, increasing said roster to 34 players. Carp, 22, hit .299 with 17 homers and 72 RBIs in 134 games for Double-A Binghamton en route to being named an Eastern League Postseason All-Star and is now playing winter ball in Venezuela. By placing Carp on the 40-man roster at today's deadline, the Mets avoided leaving him eligible for next month's Rule 5 draft. Carp, a potential down-the-line replacement for Carlos Delgado at first base, was a ninth-round pick by the Mets in 2004.


Quickie guide to the Rule V - HS players from 2004 and college players from 2005 are eligible this year. Next year should be interesting, with some intriguing names up (Josh Thole and John Holdzkom among others should be eligible for the 2009 Rule V).

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