Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 1 day ago

Carter hit a three-run homer -- his 18th of the season -- during Sunday's 7-5 loss to Minnesota.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 1 month ago

Houston Astros first baseman Chris Carter is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox after recovering from an ankle injury, according to the team's official website. Carter missed both games over the weekend after injuring his ankle Friday against the Texas Rangers, but he is ready to return after a team off-day Monday.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 1 month ago

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he is optimistic that first baseman Chris Carter will not need to be placed on the disabled list after leaving Friday's game against the Texas Rangers because of a sprained ankle, according to the team's official website. Carter is not in the starting lineup Saturday after being removed following a throw from Jose Altuve that pulled him off the bag in the second inning. “I’m trying not to go on the (disabled list),” Carter said. “We’ll see how it feels when I get here tomorrow and we’ll have a decision from there.” Jonathan Singleton will likely see time at first base while Carter is sidelined. Carter has tallied a .185 average with 15 home runs and 41 RBI in 86 games this season after hitting .227 with 37 home runs and 88 RBI last year.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 months ago

Carter is back in the lineup Friday against Tampa Bay.

Carter was out of the lineup Thursday and has sat out for two of the team's last four games. He'll be back at first base on Friday, batting seventh in the order against Rays' righty Erasmo Ramirez.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 months ago

Carter is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians.

Although Carter has still been getting most of the playing time at first base, this marks his third absence from the lineup in the last 12 games, following a seven-week stretch in which he started every contest. Jonathan Singleton is cutting into some of his at-bats, but Carter has been productive since a terrible April, making him a good bet to hold on to the starting job at first base. Singleton is just 3-for-20 since his call-up, with 10 strikeouts and no home runs.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 months ago

Carter is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

Carter will get a day off with the Astros employing a lefty-heavy lineup against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz. Jonathan Singleton will get the start at first base Saturday afternoon.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 months ago

Carter went 2-for-4 Saturday with a double and his 13th home run of the season.

He continues to struggle to keep his batting average above .200, but if you can withstand the hit in that category Carter's still a solid power source. Jonathan Singleton's promotion could eventually cut into Carter's playing time, but Singleton's has even more trouble making contact in the majors than Carter has, so at least at the moment Carter's spot seems secure.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 months ago

Carter had a double and a two-run homer during Wednesday's 8-4 win at Colorado.

Carter's 12th home run of the season came in the ninth inning off Rockies reliever John Axford. The sixth-year first baseman is hitting .206/.329/.411 through 65 games for the Astros thus far.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 3 months ago

Carter went 2-for-3 with two runs, a walk and his 11th home run of the season on Friday.

Carter is striking out a preposterously high 34.7% of the time, but his two hits Friday finally raised his average over the .200 mark to .206. The 28-year-old slugged at least .451 in each of the last three seasons, so the Astros and fantasy owners alike are hoping Friday's performance sparks an improvement over the .407 mark he has posted so far this season.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 3 months ago

In his return to the starting lineup Sunday, Carter walked twice, stole a base and drove in a run on a sacrifice fly during Houston's 7-6 loss to Toronto.

Despite a terrible .198 batting average, Carter is getting on base at a .305 clip this season thanks to an elite walk rate (13.2 percent). With 10 home runs, he's also on pace to surpass 30 home runs for the second consecutive season.