Carlos signed a minor league contract with the Cubs, January 9, 2017 ... has appeared in parts of six major league seasons with the Brewers (2009), Astros (2011-14) and Rangers (2015), batting .218 (153-for-701) with 20 homers in 232 games...Made his pro debut in 2003 and has appeared in 747 minor league contests, batting .249 (607-for-2,440)...Originally selected by Milwaukee in the 12th round of the 2003 draft...converted from an infielder to a catcher in his first minor league season with the Brewers ...Attended Lake City Community College (Fla.) ... graduated from Francisco Oller High School in Puerto Rico...His brother, Elvis Corporan, played eight minor league seasons in the Yankees and Twins organization.
Carlos spent the entire season in the minors, batting .197 (36-for-183) with six homers in 57 games between Triple-A Durham and Triple-A New Orleans...Signed with the Yankees in February, but was traded to Tampa Bay April 2...appeared in 20 games with Durham before being released, May 20 ... signed with Miami, May 24...Appeared in 37 games with Triple-A New Orleans, batting .195 (23-for-118) with four homers ... was released, August 2.
In his lone season with Texas, he made his third-straight Opening Day roster, batting .178 (19-for-107) with 10 runs, four doubles, three homers and 15 RBI in 33 contests ... made 30 starts behind the plate... June 2 vs. the White Sox, he entered as a pinch-hitter for an injured Robinson Chirinos in the third inning and went 2-for-4 with a homer and a career-high five RBI … set a franchise record for single-game RBI by a reserve player...Placed on the 15-day disabled list from July 17-September 1 (retroactive to July 13) with a left thumb sprain … appeared in a combined eight rehab games with Triple-A Round Rock and Double-A Frisco, hitting .174 (4-for-23) ... did not appear in a game for Texas following his reinstatement.
Served as Astros primary backup catcher for a 2nd straight season, establishing career highs in runs (22), walks (14), and extra-base hits (tied-12) over 55 games/48 starts behind the plate...Houston went 23-25 (.479) in his starts, 47-67 (.413) in all other games...made Opening Day roster for 2nd straight year, also 2nd time overall...threw out 6 of 31 (19.4%) runners attempting to steal...hit .417 (10-24) in close and late situations (7th-or-later, team ahead by one run, tied, or w/tying run on base, at bat or on deck), 4th-best in MLB among players with 25+ PA's in that situation...in 9 games vs. Texas: .294 (10-34) w/ 7 RBI...all other games: .221 (30-136) w/ 12 RBI...caught both Astros CG SHO in '14, both vs. Rangers: 5/13 (Dallas Keuchel) and 8/30 (Scott Feldman)...hit 3-R HR off Justin Germano in the first of those shutouts to cap Astros' 8-0 win (season-high 3 RBI)...tied career high with 2 2B, 7/9 at TEX...4 of his first 7 hits through mid-May were home runs, then had 2 HR in last 38 games...batted .364 (20-55) in a span of 16 games/15 starts from 5/28-7/9, and hit safely in 16 of his last 22 games to finish the year...played 27 games for Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League, and then appeared in all 13 of the club's playoff contests until Carolina was eliminated on Jan. 18.
Served as Houston's primary backup catcher and played in a career-high 64 games...started 51 games at catcher (one start at DH) and threw out 10-of-41 runners attempting to steal (24.4%) ... four of his last five homers either gave the Astros the lead or tied the game (three go-ahead homers, one game-tying homer)... of his seven homers, six were hit against righties ... 10 of his 11 career homers have come against RHP's... made his first career Opening Day roster ... aside from a stint on the DL from Aug. 20-Sept. 9, spent the entire year with Houston in the Majors ... missed 19 games while on the DL ... suffered from concussion-related symptoms after taking a foul ball to the head during the 3rd inning on Aug. 19 at TEX...placed on the 7-day Concussion DL on Aug. 20 before getting transferred to the 15-day DL on Sept. 3...had a career game against the Yankees in New York on April 29...went 4x5, falling a triple shy of the cycle with a two-run double, two singles and a two-run HR ... established single-game career highs in hits (4) and RBI (4)...prior to that game, the last Astros catcher with four hits in a game was Pudge Rodriguez on July 17, 2009 at LAD (4x5) and the last Astros catcher with 4+ RBI in a game was J.R. Towles on Sept. 20, 2007 at STL (8 RBI)...made his first career appearance at first base on July 1 vs. TB...on Aug. 12 vs. TEX broke up a no-hit bid by Darvish in the 8th with a solo HR...had a three-game rehab assignment with the Double A Corpus Christi Hooks from Sept. 5-7...went 1x7 during those three playoff games for the Hooks ... played 15 games for Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League following the season and went 5x36 in his limited duty.
Hit .269 on the season, including a .283 (17x60) mark while batting left-handed...hit all four of his
home runs from the left side of the plate...despite playing in exactly half as many MLB games in 2012 as
in 2011, set career marks in home runs and RBI...caught 24 games and made 22 starts behind the dish for
Houston...caught 5-of-19 attempting base-stealers...began the season as a non-roster invitee at the Astros
Major League Spring Training camp before being assigned to Triple A OKC for the start of the minor league
season...had his contract purchased on July 15...optioned back on Aug. 12 and then recalled on Sept. 4 for
the remainder of the season...hit his first MLB homer on July 20 at ARI off RHP Jonathan Albaladejo...hit .286
overall in 68 games at OKC with 15 doubles, six homers and 31 RBI...caught 44 percent of attempting basestealers
with OKC, recording 18 catcher caught stealings, while allowing 35 stolen bases...led the Pacific
Coast League in that category (min. 50 attempts)...played for Gigantes de Carolina in the Puerto Rican
Winter League in 2012...hit .293 (17x58) with four doubles, two homers, seven RBI and an .842 OPS (.377
OBP/.466 SLG) in 23 games for the club.
Spend most of his season with the Astros, collecting 111 days of Major League service time...hit .237 (9x38) in his final 12 starts of 2011 with a double, his first career triple,
four RBI, five walks and two HBP for a .348 OBP...had six multi-hit games, including two three-hit games (June 28 vs. TEX; Aug. 19 vs. SF)...on Sept. 10 at WSH, drove in a careerhigh
three runs...the rookie started 46 games after having his contract purchased on June 10...hit .250 (20x80) with four doubles, three HR and 12 RBI in 22 games for Triple A Oklahoma City...played in 15 games in the Puerto Rican Winter League for Carolina, hitting .220 (9x41) with three RBI.
Played for Triple A Reno in the Arizona organization and posted a .290 average (83x286) with 12 home runs and 50 RBI... the switch-hitting catcher hit .342 (27x79) off lefties, while appearing in 87 games in 2010, including 78
behind the plate... a native of Puerto Rico, he played for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League after the 2010 season and hit .267 (23x86) with 15 RBI in 32 games.
Earned his first big league action while spending time at Triple-A Nashville and Single-A Advanced Brevard County...Had his contract purchased by Milwaukee on April 30...Made his Major League debut on May 6 @ Reds, entering as a defensive replacement and collecting his first hit off of infielder/pitcher Paul Janish...Played for Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Opened the season at Double-A Huntsville and earned his first promotion to Triple-A Nashville...In 56 games as catcher, threw out 20-of-45 attempted basestealers (44.4%)...Promoted to Triple-A Nashville on June 30...Hit a walk-off home run with one out in the ninth inning of a 5-4 win on July 11 vs. New Orleans...Hit a grand slam on July 25 vs. Tacoma...Placed on the disabled list from July 27-August 10 with chicken pox...Played for Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Spent majority of the season at Double-A Huntsville after opening the first month at Single-A Advanced Brevard County...In 46 games at catcher, threw out 16-of-45 attempted basestealers (35.6%)...Set career highs with 22 doubles and 43 RBI...Hit a grand slam on April 30 vs. Vero Beach...Promoted to Double-A Huntsville on May 1.
Spent the majority of the season at Single-A Advanced Brevard County but received a late-season promotion to Double-A Hunstville...In 53 games behind the plate for the Manatees, threw out 21-of-61 attempted basestealers (34.4%) with the Manatees...Placed on the disabled list from June 11-21 with a right elbow strain...Promoted to Double-A Huntsville on Sept. 1.
Carlos spent the 2005 season with Single A West Virginia of the South Atlantic League where he hit .239 with none home runs and 38 RBI...blasted a three-run homer on April 17 against Hagerstown...the three RBI marked a season high...enjoyed a 12-game hitting streak from May 20 - June 5...had three games of three or more hits...hit .538 (7-13) over a three-game span from
Spent the entire season at Single A Beloit where he hit .228 with one home run and 16 RBI.
Spent most of the season with the Brewers of the Arizona League hitting .250 with two home runs and nine RBI..played 10 games with Helena of the Pioneer League.