Mike Carp will soon be on the move.
Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik told MLB.com on Monday that the team is close to trading the first baseman/outfielder. Carp was designated for assignment by the Mariners last week, giving the team 10 days to trade or waive him.
"I would say there's a good chance we get something done in the next 24-48 hours," Zduriencik told the website. "This is a good player. He had a 20-game hitting streak for us (in 2011) and he's been a 30-home run guy for us in the minor leagues. It's just that with (Justin) Smoak and Kendrys Morales, Michael Morse ... it's gotten a little crowded and we needed a roster spot."
Carp was limited to being the first baseman or designated hitter for most of last year after suffering a shoulder injury while playing left field in the season opener.
Carp played 56 games last season between shoulder problems, hitting .213 with a .312 on-base percentage, a .341 slugging percentage, five homers and 20 RBI. He has a .255/.327/.413 career batting line with 18 homers and 71 RBI over parts of four seasons with Seattle.