Carroll Looks To Add Veteran Presence To Twins

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (WCCO) – The Minnesota Twins had all sorts of defensive issues last year with a variety of young players in the middle infield.

They’re hoping to clean things up quite a bit this season, and it’ll start with a seasoned veteran up the middle. The Twins signed 38-year-old Jamey Carroll to play shortstop and hopefully give them a consistent bat in the lineup.

It comes after Tsuyoshi Nishioka had a rough rookie season marred by a broken leg and inconsistency both on the field and at the plate. Alexi Casilla also dealt with injuries and inconsistent play.

At 38, Carroll said he realizes his time as a major leaguer is probably short, and it lets him appreciate the game a little more.

“I think the older you get the more you realize time is dwindling down and so you start to enjoy it for what it is. I’ve got two little kids now and I’m going to try to play as long as I can but yet enjoy it so they remember it as well,” Carroll said.

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