Mike Carp's power shows through

After barely making Red Sox roster, he's providing surprising pop off bench

Updated: June 17, 2013, 8:39 PM ET
By By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Mike Carp always has had power. It showed in high school in Lakewood, Calif., where he set the school record for home runs while playing at a field where the fences were 36 feet high and it was 440 feet to dead center field.

It showed in the Florida State League, where as a New York Mets draftee he was named the organization's player of the year in 2006 after hitting 17 home runs, then batted .350 in the playoffs to help Port St. Lucie win the FSL playoffs.

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