Source: Twins, Jamey Carroll near deal

Updated: November 11, 2011, 11:12 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Free-agent infielder Jamey Carroll is close to a multiyear agreement with the Minnesota Twins to be the team's everyday shortstop, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

Carroll's agreement with the Twins is for two years and close to $7 million pending a physical, according to the source.

Carroll, 37, hit .290 in 146 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. He posted a combined .385 on-base percentage out of the leadoff and No. 2 spots in the batting order.

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