Chris Carter
1B FA
4 months ago

Carter signed a minor league contract with the Athletics on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter will report to Triple-A Nashville to begin his career in the organization. He was atrocious with the Yankees this season, as he managed just a .201/.284/.370 batting line on 62 appearances. He hit 41 home runs for the Brewers in 2016, but he simply hasn't shown enough contact ability to warrant a major league roster spot this year. If he can get hot for Nashville, though, the A's might be willing to give him a shot.

Chris Carter
1B FA
4 months ago

Carter was released Friday, Chris Cotillo of SBNation.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter had been up-and-down over the past two weeks as the Yankees tried to resolve their first base situation, but it looks like his time in the Bronx is finally done for good. Ji-Man Choi has hit a pair of home runs in his first four games in the majors, and the Yankees appear ready to let it ride on Choi rather than hope that Carter can find enough home runs to make up for his massive strikeout rate. Carter's Yankees career will end with a .201/.284/.370 batting line.

Chris Carter
1B FA
5 months ago

Carter was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees have dropped Carter from their 40-man roster for the second time in the last two weeks. Carter was slashing just .203/.283/.374 with eight homers in 61 games for the big club this season, which wasn't good enough to offset his defensive struggles. Ji-Man Choi had his contract purchased from Triple-A in a corresponding move and should serve as the Yankees' starting first baseman until Tyler Austin (hamstring) returns from the DL.

Chris Carter
1B FA
5 months ago

Carter will start at first base and bat seventh Sunday against the Astros, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Carter was designated for assignment just over a week ago, a rash of injuries thinned the Yankees' depth at first base and resulted in the veteran receiving the call back to the big club Thursday. It looks like he'll serve as the primary option at first base through the All-Star break, as Sunday will mark his third start in a row. Carter is batting .206/.284/.383 on the season and will need to show renewed power before fantasy players outside of deeper formats can keep him in the lineup with confidence.

Chris Carter
1B FA
5 months ago

Carter went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 13-4 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

His exile from the Yankees lasted all of about a week after Tyler Austin (hamstring) and Matt Holliday (illness) hit the DL, leaving the team scrambling for options at first base. Carter was hitting ninth Friday, however, and despite his strong performance in a blowout he still has a weak .209 batting average, .679 OPS and 72 strikeouts in 58 games on the year.

Chris Carter
1B FA
5 months ago

Carter is back with the Yankees on Thursday, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter was recently designated for assignment, but with the Yankees losing players seemingly every other day to the DL, the first baseman returns to the team in Chicago prior to the series finale. He is not in the lineup but Carter is on the active roster and could see time back at first in the coming days.

Chris Carter
1B FA
5 months ago

Carter was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

It's been quite the fall for Carter, who went from hitting 41 home runs with the Brewers in 2016 to going unclaimed off waivers less than a year later. The first baseman is still capable of supplying power, but his climbing strikeout rate (a career-high 37% this season) and lack of defensive utility make him an unappealing bench bat for many teams, at least while he's owed $3 million in 2017. He'll need to curb the strikeouts and provide home-run production on a more regular basis in order to earn another look from the Yankees.

Chris Carter
1B FA
5 months ago

Carter was designated for assignment following Friday's game against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Carter went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his final game to bring his batting line to a brutal .204/.286/.383. The pop he provides just hasn't been enough to offset his lack of contact ability. The Yankees will call up Tyler Austin to replace Carter before Saturday's game.

Chris Carter
1B FA
5 months ago

Carter is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Carter has gone hitless over his last three games while striking out six times in 10 at-bats, so he'll take a seat against Angels right-hander Ricky Nolasco. Matt Holliday picks up a rare start at first base while catcher Gary Sanchez serves as the Yankees' designated hitter, opening up a nod behind the plate for Austin Romine.

Chris Carter
1B FA
5 months ago

Carter went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's 8-0 win over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

He's now homered in consecutive games, giving Carter six blasts on the season, and the three-hit performance got his batting average back over .200 for the first time since May 26. With Greg Bird (ankle) close to returning to action, Carter will need to keep slugging if he wants to retain even a platoon role at first base.