Full name LUCAS CHRISTOPHER CARLIN...Married, Kimberly…Daughters, Olivia (8) and Evelyn Kate (2)… Is a 1998 graduate of Philemon Wright High School in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, where he played baseball, football, basketball, volleyball and ran track...Also participated in track and field in high school...Attended Northeastern University in Boston, where he was named an All-America East conference selection as a junior after hitting .364 with 46 runs, nine doubles, six home runs, 31 RBI and 17 stolen bases...Finished second in the American East Conference during junior season...Hit .315 with 42 runs, seven doubles, six home runs and 38 RBI as a sophomore at Northeastern.
Spent the season with the AAA Salt Lake Bees after signing with the Angels in November...Appeared in 70 games at catcher and hit .349 (15-43) in June with a HR and 13RBI...Hit .242 (47-194) off RHP...Threw out 14 of the 67 (21%) potential basestealers.
Spent most of the season with AAA Columbus and had a four-game stint in Cleveland, 5/26-30, when Carlos Santana was placed on the 7-day concussion DL.
Spent the last season and a half in the Indians organization and spent the entire 2011 campaign at AAA Columbus where he hit .213 (40-188) with 8 2B, 5HR & 27RBI in 63 games...The switch-hitting catcher drew 44 walks against just 45 strikeouts for a season on-base % of .364 and was on the DL for 5 weeks in June and July with right elbow
soreness and a right thumb injury... He hit .278 (5-18) w/a 2B, 2HR & 8RBI in 5 Triple A playoff games, leading the team in postseason RBI...Had a .739 OPS vs. RHP, hit .341 (15-44) in April and .235 (12-51) with RISP.
Spent the entire minor league season at the Triple-A level between Columbus and the Indianapolis Indians where he
hit .238 (58-244) with 10 2B, 4HR & 29 RBI in 76 games...The 29-year old was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates on
August 10th and hit .231 (9-39) with 9RS, 2 2B, 2HR and 6RBI in 13 games for the Clippers...He went 7-for-20 (.350)
in six playoff games with 5RS, 3 2B, 2HR and 5RBI...Hit .317 (19-60) off LHP at Triple-A and .268 (19-71) with RISP...Recalled from Columbus on September 23rd after Columbus won the Triple-A Championship Game and International
League title...Appeared in 6 games at catcher, making 4 starts as Tribe pitchers posted an ERA of 2.68 (37.0IP, 41H,
11ER) with him behind the dish and he threw out 2 of 6 runners attempting to steal...Homered in 2 of his last 3 games...
Hit first AL HR on Sept 27 vs. Detroit off Armando Galarraga.
Was named to Team Canada for 2009 World Baseball Classic but did not appear in a game...Spent majority of season
with Reno (Diamondbacks' AAA), where he made 60 appearances behind the plate and 11 at first base...Also went 2-for-4 in one game as the
designated hitter and 2-for-4 as a pinch hitter...Threw out 16-of-45 (36%) of runners attempting to steal against him while playing with Reno...Hit
.347 (59-for-17) against righthanders and .254 (17-for-67) vs. southpaws...Went 16-for-51 (.314) with eight walks while reaching base safely in
13 of his first 14 games thru 5/8...Reached base safely in 22 consecutive games from 5/10 thru 6/11, going 22-for-75 (.293) with 12 walks...Had
contract selected by Arizona on 6/23...Made first of four starts behind the plate with the Diamondbacks on 6/26 vs. Los Angeles (AL) and went
0-for-4...Recorded second career two-hit game on 7/9 vs. Florida...Tallied lone RBI with Arizona on 7/20 at Colorado...Was optioned back to Reno
on 7/28...Hit .382 (26-for-68) during the month of August, which ranked second among Pacific Coast League hitters...Knocked in season-high four
runs in final game on 9/6...Was recalled again by Arizona on 9/8...Went 0-for-3 in three pinch-hitting appearances thru the end of the season.
Threw out 26 of 90 would-be base stealers (29%) for Portland (AAA)...Posted a season-high 3 hits on Aug. 17 vs. Sacramento...Named the Beavers Community Player of the Year for the second consecutive year...the
award is in recognition for his exemplary efforts off the field.
Received his first taste of the Major Leagues after appearing in 36 games during 3 stints
with the Padres...Made his Major League debut on May 10 vs. Colorado, catching Greg Madduxfs 350th career
win...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only 2 other catchers had previously made their
MLB debuts behind the plate with Maddux on the hill: Rick Wilkins with the Cubs on June
6, 1991 vs. San Diego and Fernando Lunar with Atlanta on May 8, 2000 at Florida (Elias)...Collected his first big league hit, a double, on May 11 vs. Colorado...Went 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored, his first Major League home run and 4 RBI for his first
big league multi-hit game on Aug. 10 at Colorado...the home run was a 3-run shot off
Matt Herges...Was behind the plate in 28 contests for Portland (AAA), throwing out 9 would-be base
stealers in 23 attempts (39%)...Had a season-high 3 hits, including a double and home run, and 2 runs on April 11 at
Salt Lake City...Hit .387 (12-for-31) with 11 RBI in his first 11 games of the season before his contract
was purchased by the Padres on May 9.
Threw out 24 of 66 would-be base stealers (36%) for Portland (AAA)...Drove in a season-high 4 runs on July 20 at Tucson...Strung together a season-high 10-game hitting streak from July 30-Aug. 22, batting .460
Threw out 36 of 75 would-be base stealers (48%) for Mobile (AA), the third-best mark
among Southern League catchers...Hit .400 (14-for-35) during his first 16 games from April 9-May 2.
Hit .238 (49-for-206) with 13 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run and 24 RBI in 64 games
between Lake Elsinore (A) and Fort Wayne (A)...Posted a season-high 6-game hitting streak with the Storm from April 25-May 20, batting
.409 (9-for-22) over that stretch...Transferred to the Wizards on July 31 and hit .346 (9-for-26) over his first 6 games from
Hit .247 (37-for-150) with 7 doubles and 11 RBI in 45 games between Fort Wayne (A)
and Eugene (A)...Appeared in 17 games for Fort Wayne before being transferred to Eugene on July 26.
Had a season-high 4 hits for Oneonta (A) on Aug. 12 at Tri-City.