Twins deal veteran infielder Jamey Carroll to Kansas City
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Jamey Carroll will spend the rest of the season playing in the American League Central but it won't be with the Minnesota Twins.
The Twins dealt the veteran infielder to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday for a player to be named or cash. The trade was announced after the Twins' 5-2 victory over the White Sox in Chicago.
The Royals placed Miguel Tejada on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of a strained right calf, creating the need for Carroll.
"If I can go there and contribute in a positive way, I know the team is playing extremely well right now and they have a bunch of good young guys and some great pitching," Carroll said.
Carroll got the start Sunday at third base in place of Trevor Plouffe and went 1-for-4 with a run.
In 59 games this season with the Twins, Carroll hit .230 (44-for-191) with six doubles and nine RBI. Signed by the Twins before the 2011 season, Carroll has spent part of 12 seasons with Montreal, Washington, Colorado, Cleveland, the Dodgers and Twins.
The Twins will make a corresponding roster move on Monday night before their game with the Cleveland Indians at Target Field.
The Associated Press contributed