Carlos signed a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training, January 6, 2020...batted .240 (125-for-520) with 24 doubles, two triples, six homers and 42 RBI in 175-career games with the Padres from 2016-18...Originally selected by Boston in the 11th round of the 2013 draft...was acquired by San Diego, November 13, 2015 in a five-player deal that sent Craig Kimbrel to the Red Sox....Claimed off waivers by Texas, December 10, 2018, and was released nine days later...signed a minor league contract with Arizona, June 21, 2019 after beginning the season in the Korean Baseball Organization...declared a free agent after the season and signed a minor league contract with Chicago.... Selected to the MLB All-Star Futures Game in 2016 with Triple-A El Paso...earned mid-season All-Star nods in 2014 (South Atlantic League), 2015 (Eastern League) and 2016 (Pacific Coast League)...named a Baseball America Triple-A All-Star and PCL Rookie of the Year in 2016 ....Attended Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)...named co-Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year in 2012...was a Cape Cod League All-Star following the 2012 campaign....Graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) High School.
Signed a minor league contract with Arizona, June 21, and appeared in 59 games with Triple-A Reno...batted .239 (38-for-159) with seven doubles, two triples, five homers and 29 RBI...Hit safely in six-straight games, August 22-27 (9-for-22, 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI)....Began the season in the Korean Baseball Organization with the Lotte Giants...batted .252 (41-for-163) in 49 games.
In his final season with the Padres, he batted .196 (37-for-189) with eight doubles, one triple and two homers in 79 games...also appeared in 47 games with Triple-A El Paso, batting .314 (55-for-175) with 10 doubles, five triples, two homers and 19 RBI...Made his first-career Opening Day roster...optioned four times to El Paso....Hit safely in nine of his first 11 games with the Padres from March 29-April 9 (.244 average)....Recorded a career-high four RBI, April 23 at Colorado....With El Paso, hit for the cycle, June 16, including five RBI...posted a .338/.408/.492 slash line across 35 games for El Paso from May 22-June 20.
Made his 2017 Padres debut on 5/23 for a brief stint in the majors and received his second call-up of the season on 6/23, spending the rest of the season with SD... From 6/23 through the end of the season, his 87 games played ranked tied for third with NYY's Aaron Judge for the most among MLB rookies, behind only STL's Paul DeJong and BAL's Trey Mancini, who each played in 89 games in that span... Reached base safely in a career-long 14 consecutive games from 7/2-21, hitting .364 (20-for-55) in that span with four doubles, one triple, one home run, eight RBI, eight runs scored and three walks…his on-base streak tied for the third-longest stretch by a Padre in 2017... Hit his first ML triple on 7/8 at PHI and his first career home run on 7/18 at COL... Logged a career-high four hits and three RBI on 7/21 at SF... During his on-base streak, Asuaje also hit in a career-high seven straight games from 7/5-15, during which he hit .346 (9-for-26)... Over 27 games in July, he hit .307 27-for-88) with seven extra-base hits, nine RBI and eight runs scored, including a stretch where he went 10-for-21 (.476) during a four-game span from 7/17-21... With runners on base he hit .314 (38-for-121) with 19 RBI of his 21 RBI... Appeared in 62 games for El Paso (AAA) and hit .250 (57-for-288) with nine doubles, five triples, three home runs, 35 RBI and 44 runs scored while recording more walks (40) than strikeouts (33).
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A El Paso, earning 2016 Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year honors while also making his Major League debut for San Diego. Received his first career call-up on 9/21 from Triple-A El Paso and played in seven games, including six starts, all at second base. Made his Major League debut on 9/21 in the seventh inning as a pinch hitter and made his first Major League start the next day on 9/22 at second base. Hit safely in three of his seven games played, including multi-hit performances on 9/23 vs. SF and 9/29 vs. LAD...also hit .400 (4-for-10) with two doubles and two RBI with runners on base after his call-up. Named the 2016 Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year after leading all Triple-A players with 172 hits and ranking tied for first with teammate Manuel Margot in runs scored (98) while hitting .321 (172-for-535) in 134 games. In nine postseason games for El Paso he hit .257 (9-for-35) with one double, one home run, eight RBI and three runs scored to help the Chihuahuas capture their first ever PCL title.