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Carroll inks deal with Blue Jays organization

Former Raider begins 11th year in pro baseball

February 20, 2014 · @MTAthletics

TORONTO - Former Middle Tennessee baseball player Brett Carroll has signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Carroll played for the Blue Raiders from 2002-04, helping MT to two NCAA tournament appearances in his time in Murfreesboro. Carroll was a first team All-Sun Belt selection in 2003, and is fifth all-time in Blue Raider history in home runs (39) and ninth in doubles (50). Carroll hit 19 homers in 2003.

A 10th-round pick of the then-Florida Marlins in 2004, Carroll has seen time in the big leagues with the Marlins, Brewers and Nationals. He spent last year with the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis, hitting .222 with 13 home runs, 38 RBI, nine doubles and seven steals in 89 games. Carroll also recorded eight outfield assists in 2013.

Carroll will report to minor-league spring training.

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