Just got a call from the Mets, who added Class AA first baseman Mike Carp to their 40-man roster. Carp was the Sterling Award winner for the B-Mets and was the club’s 2006 minor-league player of the year.
Carp batted .299 with 17 HR, 29 2B and 72 RBI for Binghamton. His .403 OBP ranked sixth in the Eastern League.
The Mets’ 40-man now has 34 players. Today’s move will allow the club to protect Carp in the Dec. 11 Rule 5 draft, which is held during the Winter Meetings in Vegas. Today was the deadline to add players to the 40-man.