Friday, March 29, 2013
Carp makes Sox roster; Bradley still waiting
By Rick Weber, Special to ESPNBoston.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- First baseman/outfielder Mike Carp has been told he’s made the Red Sox roster. Jackie Bradley, meanwhile, is still in limbo.
Carp, acquired Feb. 20 in a trade with the Seattle Mariners, got the good news Friday morning.
“They just told me I’m on and told me what my role would be -- left field, first base, a backup role,” he said. “Get ready for the year. It’s going to be a fun year.
“It’s going to be little different. I’ve always gone in being an every-day type player -- try to get as many at-bats as possible. It’s definitely going to be an adjustment period as far as that goes, but it’s not anything I don’t think I can’t handle.”
With David Ortiz starting the year on the disabled list, there might also be opportunities as a designated hitter.
“As of right now, we don’t really have anybody, so a lot of guys are going to get at-bats in the DH role,” he said, “so hopefully I’m one of those guys too.”
Bradley, meanwhile, has one corner of the clubhouse all to himself. One open locker to the left, two to the right.
“They haven’t given me any inclinations,” he said. “Just playing the waiting game. I’ll be sitting right here in my lonely locker, just waiting.”