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AUG 8, 10:52a ET | John Halpin
Rotowire: Mar 1 / 6:42a ET
News: The Nationals' right-handed-heavy starting lineup could give Carp an edge on Tyler Moore in the spring battle for a bench spot, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Moore is out of options, however, which could complicate the roster decisions for the Nats. Given the injury history of first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, whoever wins the job backing him up could have more fantasy value than expected in deeper NL-only leagues.
Rotowire: Jan 13 / 6:53a ET
News: Carp agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals that includes an invite to spring training, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Carp posted a .296/.362/.523 slash line over 216 at-bats for the Red Sox in 2013, but he struggled with both Boston and Texas last season, finishing with a combined .175/.289/.230 line in 126 at-bats. He's capable of playing both first base and outfield, but his range in the outfield is pretty shaky, and he may face an uphill battle to break camp with the big league club.
StatsLLC: Jan 13 / 12:00a ET
News: Carp has agreed with the Washington Nationals on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training. The left-handed hitter has a career .254 batting average, 27 homers and 123 RBIs in 887 at-bats across six seasons with three clubs.
Impact: Carp spent time with Boston and Texas last season, when he missed more than a month because of a broken right foot. He hit .175 with no homers and 13 RBIs in 59 games. Texas acquired the 28-year-old on a waiver claim from Boston in early August, then designated him for assignment less than a month later.