Rangers adding Carp to roster

Rangers adding Carp to roster

Published Aug. 3, 2014 6:00 p.m. ET

So it appears Mike Carp could end up being the answer to a Texas Rangers trivia question one day.

The Rangers picked up the outfielder/first baseman on a waiver claim Sunday and he's expected to join Texas Monday for the series opener in Chicago.

Carp, 28, will be the 55th player used by the Rangers this season when he makes his debut. That would match the club record for players used set by the 2005 team.

Carp was put on waivers by Boston after batting just .198 with nine RBI in 42 games. The left-handed hitter is a career .260 hitter  with 27 home runs and 123 RBI. He spent his first four seasons with Seattle before joining Boston in 2013.


To make room for Carp on the 40-man roster the Rangers moved Alexi Ogando to the 60-day disabled list. Texas general manager Jon Daniels said Ogando, who has right elbow inflammation, wouldn't pitch again this season.

Texas still has to clear a roster spot for Carp. The Rangers currently have 13 pitchers on the roster, including six starters.