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Luke Carlin with the Indians
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
December 20, 1980 |
Silver Spring, Maryland
|Bats: Switch||Throws: Right|
|May 10, 2008 for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2012 season)
|Runs batted in||11|
Early life 
Born in the United States, Carlin's family moved to Aylmer, Quebec when he was very young and he played baseball in the province of Quebec, notably for the Quebec Diamants of the Ligue de Baseball Elite du Quebec in 1999 before obtaining a scholarship from Northeastern University, where he played for the Huskies.
Professional career 
Detroit Tigers 
He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft and signed his first pro contract on June 18 of the same year and played for the Oneonta Tigers in the New York-Penn League before being released by the Tigers on March 2003. Carlin, as well as teammates Jesse Carlson and Everett Hancock, took part in a rap in which they were accused of "sexual harassment". Hancock said of Carlin, that he “said something about sleeping with [Randy Ready's] wife last year at Oneonta during the nightlife.” Ready was the teammates' manager at Oneonta.
San Diego Padres 
He signed as a free agent with the San Diego Padres in April 2003 and played in their organization for six years with stops with the Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League (A-) and the Fort Wayne Wizards of the Midwest League (A) in 2003, Fort Wayne and the Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League (A+) in 2004, the Mobile Bay Bears of the Southern League (AA) in 2005, Mobile and the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) in 2006 and Portland in 2007 and 2008.
On May 10, 2008, Carlin made his major league debut for the San Diego Padres. On May 16, 2008, he came through with his first major league hit, which was a double against the Colorado Rockies. He became a free agent at the end of the season and signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in January 2009.
Pittsburgh Pirates 
On January 12, 2010, Carlin signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates with an invitation to spring training.
Cleveland Indians 
On August 10, 2010, Carlin was traded to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. His contract was purchased by the Indians from Triple-A Columbus on September 23. Carlin was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on October 31, removing him from the 40-man roster. Carlin refused his minor league assignment and subsequently filed for free agency. On November 29, 2010, Carlin signed a minor league contract with the Indians; his deal included a non-roster invitation to the Indians' 2011 spring training camp.
- Hall, David. "Hancock released after spring training incident". Havelock News. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
- "Tribe signs Carlin to Minor League deal". Cleveland.indians.mlb.com. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
- Massie, Jim (May 26, 2012). "Carlin joins Cleveland in Chicago". Columbus Dispatch.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)