Carela, 24, hails from New York City and attended Wallace Community College. He signed with the Mets as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He was outstanding in 2010 as he recorded a 2-1 record with a 1.63 ERA in 22 games for the GCL Mets and the Brooklyn Cyclones. The right-hander moved on to the Dodgers organization and split time in 2011 with the AZL Dodgers and the High Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He recorded a 4.35 ERA in the hitter-friendly California League.