To clear space on the roster for Carrera, the Phillies announced they designated Ender Inciarte for assignment. As a Rule 5 draft pick Inciarte must be kept on the major league roster of any team that claims him. Plus, if Inciarte clears the waivers process, he must be offered back to Arizona. If Arizona chooses not to reclaim Inciarte, the Phillies can send him to the minor leagues.
However, reports indicate that the Diamondbacks would take back Inciarte.
Inciarte, who had never played above Single-A. He made the team because of his defensive skills and the Phillies reportedly wanted to retain Inciarte in the organization, but were unsuccessful in swinging a trade with Arizona.
Meanwhile, Carrera becomes the Phillies' fifth outfielder. The native Venezuelan spent much of the 2012 season with the Indians where he hit .272, scored 20 runs and drove in 11 in 147 at-bats.
At Triple-A Colombus last season, Carrera put together a 20-game hitting streak during which he hit .407. The 25-year-old Carrera first came to the majors in 2011. In 68 games his rookie season, Carrera hit .243 and drove in 14 runs.