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Mike Carp’s emergence similar to David Ortiz’s

BALTIMORE — The Minnesota Twins reached a crossroads with David Ortiz way back when they couldn’t even get a waiver deal for him. Scheduled to earn about $2 million in arbitration before the 2003 season, the Twins made the choice to release him and the Red Sox were there to sign him.

It’s 10 years later, but the circumstances surrounding Mike Carp sound eerily familiar. Ortiz was 27 when the Red Sox took him off waivers. Carp is 26 after being designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners and then traded to the Red Sox.

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