LUKE CARLIN
C, Indianapolis Indians
Age: 29
Born: December 20, 1980
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 185
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Drafted: 10th Round, 290th Overall, 2002
How Acquired: Minor League FA
College: Northeastern University
Agent: N/A

TRADED

SCOUTING REPORT
Carlin recorded 112 at-bats in the majors over the last two seasons with San Diego and Arizona, with a .152/.246/.223 line and one homer. In his career at AAA he has a .265/.381/.386 line in 869 at-bats, with 15 homers. Carlin will add to the Pirates’ catching depth at the AAA level, which will be needed in the event of a Ryan Doumit injury.  In that scenario, Carlin will see his playing time increase at AAA, with Erik Kratz getting the call to backup Jason Jaramillo in the majors.  Carlin has the upside of a backup catcher, although his hitting is too weak to make him more than an emergency option.
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CONTRACT INFORMATION
2010: Minor League Contract

Other Details:
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PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $50,000
MiLB Debut: 2002
MLB Debut: 5/10/2008
MiLB FA Eligible: Eligible
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 1 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 1.012
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
PROSPECT RANKINGS
2002: America East Conference All-Star C

TRANSACTIONS
June 4, 2002: Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round, 290th overall pick.
June 18, 2002: Signed by the Detroit Tigers to a minor league contract with a $50,000 bonus.
March 28, 2003: Released by the Detroit Tigers.
April 29, 2003: Signed by the San Diego Padres as a free agent.
May 9, 2008: Contract purchased by the San Diego Padres.
October 6, 2008: Outrighted to AAA by the San Diego Padres.
January 20, 2009: Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a free agent.
June 23, 2009: Contract purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
December 3, 2009: Outrighted to AAA by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
January 12, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent.
August 10, 2010: Acquired by the Cleveland Indians from the Pittsburgh Pirates as a player to be named later for Brian Bixler.
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