October 3, 1982 |
|June 17, 2007, for the Florida Marlins|
|Runs batted in||28|
|Competitor for United States|
|Pan American Games|
|2011 Guadalajara||National team|
Brett Michael Carroll (born October 3, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. His most recent club (2014) was the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. 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.
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
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.
Toronto Blue Jays
On February 18, 2014, the Buffalo Bisons announced that Carroll had signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was released on July 3 after hitting .179 in 19 games for the Bisons.
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