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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Rangers acquire 1B Mike Carp

By Calvin Watkins
ESPNDallas.com

The Texas Rangers have claimed first baseman Mike Carp off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox had designated Carp for assignment with the goal of trading him.

To make room for Carp on the 40-man roster, the Rangers moved right-handed starter Alexi Ogando to the 60-day disabled list.

Prior to the trade deadline, Carp had asked the Red Sox for a trade because he wanted more playing time.

"For his desire to get more additional at-bats, and I can't say the role he's going into there, but we wish him well," Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday.

Carp played a total of 128 games in parts of two seasons for Boston. In 2013, he hit .296 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs in a career-high 86 games for the Red Sox. He appeared in six games and made one start in the postseason, going 0-for-8 with one RBI.

This season, he played 42 games and had a .198 average and nine RBIs.

Information from ESPNBoston.com's Joe McDonald contributed to this report.