Age: 37

Drafted by: Montreal, 14th round, 1996

Years in majors: 10

Position unknown: As a major leaguer, he has started 430 games at second, 164 at shortstop and 116 at third base.

Bat the key: He has a .278 career batting average and a .359 career on-base percentage. He batted .290 for the Dodgers last season, and the numbers have Twins officials believing he can bat No. 1 or No. 2 in the lineup.

Twins angle: Carroll's offensive stats are most similar to former Twin Wally Backman, according to the website