Matt Carson RF CLE 5 Months

Indians released OF Matt Carson.

The veteran outfielder was in camp as a non-roster invitee, but was told Saturday that he would not make the squad. It's possible he could re-up on a minor league deal with the Tribe, or look elsewhere for a better opportunity.

Matt Carson RF CLE 9 Months

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians are close to re-signing Matt Carson to a minor league contract.

The deal will include an invitation to spring training. Carson was non-tendered by the Indians earlier this week, but he'll remain in the organization. He has batted .237/.257/.356 over 92 games at the big league level.

Matt Carson RF CLE 9 Months

Indians non-tendered OF Matt Carson.

It's no surprise. The 32-year-old outfielder has hit .237/.257/.356 over 92 games at the big league level and was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. He'll have to settle for a minor league deal somewhere.

Matt Carson RF CLE 11 Months

Matt Carson went 3-for-3 and slugged his first home run of the season, powering the Indians to a 7-1 victory over the White Sox on Sunday.

Carson scored a run, drove home a pair and also swiped his second base of the season. The 32-year-old outfielder has six hits in his first eight at-bats with the Tribe, and could make a push for additional playing time if he continues to hammer the baseball.

Matt Carson RF CLE 12 Months

Indians purchased the contract of OF Matt Carson from Triple-A Columbus.

He'll replace the injured Ryan Raburn on the active roster. Carson was batting .252/.322/.394 with 14 home runs, 49 RBI, and 14 stolen bases over 121 games this season in Triple-A.

Matt Carson RF CLE Mar 23 '13

Matt Carson was diagnosed with a strained neck and suffered a cut on his forehead after sliding into the right field wall Saturday.

Carson left the game after the incident. The 31-year-old outfielder is battling for a bench spot with the Indians, so the injury is ill-timed with just over a week until Opening Day. He is considered day-to-day.

Matt Carson RF CLE Mar 23 '13

Matt Carson left the game against the Mariners Saturday after running headfirst into the outfield wall.

Carson was able to sit up while being carted off, but he suffered some cuts to his face in the accident. The 31-year-old was hit in the head by a pitch earlier this spring, so it's been a rough couple weeks for the outfielder.

Matt Carson RF CLE Mar 07 '13

Matt Carson (head) has passed all concussion tests.

Good news. Carson was hit in the helmet by a pitch on Wednesday, so the Indians sent him for tests just to be on the safe side.

Matt Carson RF CLE Mar 05 '13

Matt Carson was scratched from Tuesday's Cactus League lineup against the Giants.

No word on the reason for the change. Ezequiel Carrera will start in his place in right field and bat seventh.

Matt Carson RF CLE Nov 19 '12

Indians signed OF Matt Carson to a minor league contract.

He's been given an invitation to spring training. Carson, 31, batted .227 (15-for-66) with one double and four RBI in 26 games with the Twins this season.