One of the more important role players on the 2013 World Series championship team, it has been reported that Mike Carp has requested a trade from the Red Sox.
According to the Globe’s Peter Abraham, the first baseman/outfielder spoke to the team after the All-Star Break and asked them to deal him, believing he can help a contender.
Carp has played sparingly for the Red Sox in 2014, seeing time in 39 games and hitting .215 with no home runs and nine RBIs. He missed a month of time due to a broken foot that saw him land on the DL from early June until July 7.
He has appeared in just six games since, starting only two.
Carp was one of the more unknown players that became a fan-favorite during the 2013 World Series run, playing in 86 games and hitting .296 with nine homers and 43 RBIs. He joined the Red Sox in Spring Training 2013 after they purchased his contract from the Seattle Mariners, where he had played his entire career prior.