Update [2007-12-7 21:26:2 by Toxicadam]:Tribe, Rockies reach Carroll deal Middle infielder moving for player to be named MLB.com DENVER -- The Indians and Rockies have reached a deal, expected to be announced Saturday, that will bring utility infielder Jamey Carroll to Cleveland for a player to be named. Carroll, who hit .300 in 2006 as the Rockies' primary second baseman but dipped to .225 last year and finished in a late-innings defensive role, fills the Indians' stated need for a defensive-minded utility infielder, preferably one adept at playing second base. It is not yet known who the Rockies would receive in return for Carroll, who turns 34 on Feb. 18 and is guaranteed $2.3 million this season, but the Rockies are believed to be interested in Indians Minor League right-hander Sean Smith. Carroll is a career .272 hitter with Montreal/Washington (2002-05) and Colorado (2006-07) and has been a favorite among his managers and fans for his all-out style of play. Smith, 24, went 9-7 with a 4.25 ERA in 25 games (21 starts) with Triple-A Buffalo in 2007. He allowed 130 hits and 58 walks in 133 1/3 innings while striking out 90. Dealing Carroll would free up some money for the Rockies to pursue a free agent to be their everyday second baseman. For Cleveland, Carroll could spell Asdrubal Cabrera at second, and also free Cabrera to play some shortstop to give Jhonny Peralta, who played in 152 games in 2007, some days off.