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M's reel in Carp again
To replace new disabled list inhabitant Miguel Olivo (groin), Mike Carp (sprained right shoulder) is being activated to join the Seattle Mariners.
Carp, who had a batter's box breakthrough 2011, will settle in at DH while Jesus Montero and John Jaso split duties behind the dish. Down the road, he could return to left field, depending on Chone Figgins' utility and Franklin Gutierrez's return from a torn pectoral and plantar fasciitis in his heel.
Don't ignore his experience at first base, which could also complicate the corner-infield matchup arrangement involving Justin Smoak, Kyle Seager and Alex Liddi.
Carp is essentially clay for Seattle's lineup, which aids his long-term value. In many mixed fantasy leagues, the boom stick might've been overlooked as waiver wire fodder considering his early-season injury. His improvement versus southpaws last year further bolsters his case for full-time duty.
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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