29-year old switch hitting catcher Luke Carlin has rejected a minor league assignment from the Indians so he’s a free agent now. Carlin played in 6 games for the Indians last season and he was 5 of 14 (.357 avg, 1.223 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 2 homers and 3 RBIs. He has now played in 52 games in parts of three years in the majors and he is 22 of 126 (.175 avg, .553 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 3 homers and 10 RBIs. The Indians won’t miss Carlin.
UPDATE: (11/29/2010) – The Indians have re-signed Luke Carlin to a minor league deal. He will compete with Lou Marson for the right to back up Carlos Santana in 2011.