Carlos is in his first season in the Cubs organization after signing a minor league deal in December of 2018 ... the former outfielder was converted to a pitcher during the 2014 season, and has pitched in the majors in parts of the last two seasons with Toronto (2017-18) and Oakland (2018) ... Has no record and a 2.88 ERA (8 ER/25.0 IP) in 17 career major league relief appearances, walking 12 and striking out 19 ... Since converting to a pitcher in 2014, is 11-6 with a 2.68 ERA (60 ER/201.2 IP) and 22 saves in 139 minor league games, all but one as a reliever ... has walked 99 and struck out 196, having allowed just nine homers ... Converted from an outfielder to a pitcher in the middle of the 2014 season after hitting .176 in 28 games with Single-A Lansing ... Signed by Toronto as a non-drafted free agent, March 5, 2009, and made his major league debut with Toronto in 2017 ... was claimed off waivers by Oakland, May 20, 2018.
Carlos spent the majority of the season at the Triple-A level, going 2-3 with two saves and a 3.49 ERA (19 ER/49.0 IP) in 33 games ... pitched in five games with a 3.24 ERA (3 ER/8.1 IP) at the big league level between Toronto and Oakland, as the A's claimed him off waivers, May 20 ... Opened the year at Triple-A Buffalo before he was promoted to the Blue Jays, April 29 ... pitched in two games and was optioned back to Buffalo, May 3, prior to being designated for assignment, May 13 ... Claimed off waivers and optioned to Triple-A Nashville by Oakland, May 20 ... pitched in three games spanning two stints with the A's, May 26-30 and June 14-15 ... outrighted to Nashville, August 3 ... Pitched a season-high 4.0 innings in his first career minor league start, August 29, with Nashville at New Orleans ... allowed three hits, no runs, no walks and struck out two batters ... Appeared in 21 games for Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League ... went 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA (6 ER/22.0 IP) with seven walks and 24 strikeouts.
Assigned to Double-A New Hampshire to start the year ... Posted a 0.00 ERA over 23.2 innings with the Fisher Cats before a promotion to Triple-A Buffalo on Aug. 9 ... Did not allow a run in seven appearances (14.0 IP) with the Bisons ... Had his contract purchased from the minors on Sept. 1 and made his MLB debut that night in Baltimore (2.0 IP, 2K) ... Put together a streak of 10.0 IP scoreless innings to begin his MLB career (from Sept. 1-14), which was the 3rd longest scoreless streak to begin a Blue Jay career (Victor Cruz - 21.1 in 1978; Mike Willis - 12.2 in 1977) ... Surrendered a leadoff home run to Whit Merrifield on Sept. 20 vs. KC, ending his scoreless inning streak at 10.0 IP…The HR also snapped his streak of 47.2 IP without allowing an ER combined across AA, AAA and MLB…The HR by Merrifield was the 1st hit he had allowed to a MLB RHH (24 straight retired to begin career) ... During his 12 MLB games, opponents went just 6-for-54 (.111) ... Limited right-handed hitters to a .054 AVG (2-for-37, HR, 3BB, HBP, 14K) ... Each of his 12 appearaces were at least one full inning and he allowed runs in just two of those 12 outings ... Five of his outings were longer than 1.0 IP and in those games he allowed just 1 ER over 9.2 IP (3H, BB, 8K) ... In nine appearances vs. AL East opponents, allowed just 1 ER over 13.2 IP (0.66 ERA) with a .070 AVG (3-for-43, 2BB, 11K).
Went 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA (10 ER/41.0 IP) and nine saves in 30 relief appearances for Single-A Dunedin ... walked 21, struck out 41 and surrendered just two home runs ... missed time on the D.L., July 15-September 2, due to a left ribcage strain ... Limited opponents to a .221 average (32-for-145), a .319 OBP and a .623 OPS ... Allowed just eight extra-base hits (six 2B, two HR) in 167 batters faced ... Spun 23.2 consecutive scoreless innings spanning 19 games from April 30-July 3, as he missed time during the streak due to a D.L. stint (muscle strain) from May 2-July 3 ... walked six and struck out 23, held opponents to a .185 average (15-for-81) with a .241 OBP during the stretch