Castle High School graduate Jamey Carroll singled in his lone at-bat on Friday for his 999th major league hit as the Kansas City Royals lost to the visiting Detroit Tigers 16-2.
Drafted in the 14th round of the 1996 MLB amateur draft by the Montreal Expos, Carroll made his MLB debut for the Expos against the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 11, 2002. He played third base and got two hits in three at-bats in that game. His first hit was a single to left against Alan Benes, Andy’s younger brother.
Carroll, 39, played for the Expos/Washington Nationals from 2002 to ’05, Colorado Rockies in 2006-07, Cleveland Indians in 08-09, Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010-11, Minnesota Twins in 2012 until Aug. 11, 2013, when he was traded to the Royals for a player to be named later or cash.
His career major league batting average is .274. Carroll is struggling this season, hitting .215 with 0 homers and 11 runs batted in, in 69 games.