Jamey Carroll is back in contention, so to speak.
Carroll, a 39-year-old infielder from Castle High School, was activated Monday by the surging Kansas City Royals. He was traded from Minnesota to Kansas City on Sunday.
“If I can go there and contribute in a positive way, I know the team is playing extremely well right now and they have a bunch of good young guys and some great pitching,” Carroll told MLB.com. “It should be exciting to get over there and get in that clubhouse.”
Royals manager Ned Yost labeled Carroll a “pro’s pro.”
“He’s a very solid player,” Yost told MLB.com. “He hits left-handed pitching very well. He can play second, third and short in that order. Those are about his best positions. He’ll give you a real quality at-bat.”
Carroll was hitting .230, well below his career average, with six doubles, 20 runs and two stolen bases in 58 games this year with the Twins.