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:
  • N/A
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.