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Dodgers GM Ned Colletti: Jamey Carroll deserves All-Star consideration

June 28, 2011 |  4:33 pm

Jamey3 Should Clayton Kershaw be an All-Star?

“Absolutely,” Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said.

Matt Kemp?

Colletti nodded.

“Without question,” he said.

Colletti paused.

“You know who else deserves some consideration?” Colletti asked.

Without waiting for a response, Colletti answered his own question: “Jamey Carroll.”

Carroll is hitting .300 with 34 runs and 11 doubles. Among Dodgers with more than 25 at-bats, he ranks third in on-base percentage, trailing only Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.

Colletti pointed to how fellow utilityman Omar Infante was an All-Star last year. Colletti added that he liked the idea of recognizing utility players.
“I think they’re valuable to the club,” Colletti said. “How hard this guy plays and what he’s been able to do for us for a year and a half, sometimes it goes unnoticed, but it doesn’t go unnoticed to us.”


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Photo: Dodgers infielder Jamey Carroll. Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea / U.S. Presswire