With the sand in the MLB trade deadline hourglass slowly sifting away teams in the NL West are trying to make the appropriate moves to finish out the rest of their 2011 campaign. The last place Dodgers are trying to sell off some pieces before the deadline, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in infielder Jamey Carroll according to sources.
The D'backs were hit with a big loss when Stephen Drew went down for the season with a broken ankle, and acquiring a player like Carroll could mean that Willie Bloomquist would play more second base and Ryan Roberts would get more time at the hot corner.
Carroll has been filling in admirably for the ailing Rafael Furcal out in Tinsel Town, and would certainly shore up Arizona's problems with organizing their infield. It would also eliminate the need for minor leaguer Cody Ransom who hasn't proven in his many opportunities that's he's a major league caliber player.
The 37 year old Carroll is hitting .291 for the Dodgers this season with a .362 on base percentage, but has only 8 RBI in his 306 at bats thus far in 2011.
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