Brett Michael Carroll (born October 3, 1982) is a former Major League baseball player. After attending Middle Tennessee State University, he was selected in the 10th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft and signed on June 21, 2004. Carroll also competed for Team USA in the World Cup and Pan-American Games, receiving a silver medal in 2011.
Carroll making a diving catch with the Florida Marlins in 2010
|Born: October 3, 1982|
|June 17, 2007, for the Florida Marlins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 13, 2012, for the Washington Nationals|
|Runs batted in||28|
|Pan American Games|
|2011 Guadalajara||National team|
On June 8, 2009, Carroll hit his first career home run against Randy Johnson. According to the Elias Sport Bureau, the only other currently active major league player whose first major league home run was hit off a pitcher with at least 300 wins is reliever Jon Rauch, whose only career home run came against Roger Clemens in 2004. Carroll also became the first player ever to hit both a home run and a triple against Johnson in the same game.
Kansas City Royals
On November 16, 2010, Carroll signed with the Kansas City Royals organization. He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers organization on March 22, 2011, for cash considerations. On July 21, he had his contract purchased by the Brewers. On July 30, he was designated for assignment. He was outrighted to Triple-A, but opted for free agency on August 3.
Boston Red Sox
He signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on August 5.
Carroll signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals in December 2011. He broke camp with the team on its Opening Day roster and went 0-for-2 in five games before he was designated for assignment on April 13, 2012, to make room for Rick Ankiel's return from the disabled list. He spent the remainder of the season with Triple-A Syracuse before electing free agency on Oct. 16, 2012.
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- "Carroll signed to minor league deal". Buffalo Bisons. February 18, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014.