Pirates Hire Jamey Carroll as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added former Major League infielder Jamey Carroll as a Special Assistant to the Baseball Operations Staff. Carroll spent 12 years in the majors, last playing in 2013 for the Kansas City Royals. He joins Kevin Young, who was hired for the same role earlier this off-season. The Pirates also added Grady Little as a Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations.

Carroll played 1276 games in his career, spending significant time at second base, third base and shortstop, getting in at least 264 games at each spot. His role will likely include working with infielders at those three positions.

  • Maybe they hired Carroll to tutor guys like Hanson 29/4 errors, JaCoby Jones 24 errors.

  • Jamey Carrol has huge upside a Special Assistant, I saw some scouts saying he could fall into this years top 50 Special Assistant rankings

  • Somewhere someone in the media is calling him a “baseball rat” right now. This hire reminds me: Where is Jack Wilson working? Anywhere? Or is he just still out on a lake playing jetski football?

  • If the injuries get bad enough, maybe he’s activated. Can’t be any worse than Michael Martinez or Brent Morel.

  • I saw “Pirates Hire Jamey Carroll”, and I was almost unable to continue reading.