Chris Carter
1B FA
37 minutes 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 days 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
1 week 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
3 weeks 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.

Chris Carter
1B FA
3 weeks ago

Carter went 1-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The home run was his fifth of the season, but otherwise Carter has been a major disappointment while filling in for the injured Greg Bird, as he's sporting a slash line of just .183/.278/.357. His struggles have led to the Yankees trying to work in other options at first base, and with Bird nearing a return, Carter's status as an everyday player could be on its way to an end.

Chris Carter
1B FA
4 weeks ago

Carter is out of the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports,

EDGE Analysis

Even with Greg Bird (ankle) out, Carter has been sitting every four or five games lately. He is 1-for-21 with nine strikeouts over his last eight games, and is clearly in one of his notorious lengthy slumps. Rob Refsnyder is starting at first base and hitting ninth.

Chris Carter
1B FA
4 weeks ago

Carter is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

With a .629 OPS over 119 plate appearances this season, Carter hasn't provided the pop the Yankees were banking on after he assumed a regular starting role at first base earlier this month following Greg Bird's (ankle) placement on the disabled list. Bird is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday and could come off the DL and settle into an everyday role as soon as next week, but Carter may lose out on primary starting duties at the position even before then. Carter finds himself on the bench for the second straight game Wednesday with recent call-up Rob Refsnyder earning another nod at first base.

Chris Carter
1B FA
1 month ago

Carter is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter has just six hits (albeit three home runs) over the past two weeks, so he'll head to the bench for a night off Tuesday. Rob Refsnyder will fill in at first base for the evening.

Chris Carter
1B FA
1 month ago

Carter went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger has struggled so far this season to the tune of a .213/.304/.393 slash line, and has seen his power numbers dwindle since becoming part of a first-base platoon. He's only three for his last 20 at the plate, though two of those hits left the park. Carter's capable of going on a power surge at any given time, especially at hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium, so continue to monitor the veteran as the season progresses.

Chris Carter
1B FA
1 month ago

Carter is not in the Yankees' lineup Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger has gone 1-for-11 with seven strikeouts over the past three games, so manager Joe Girardi will give him a chance to clear his head. Matt Holliday takes over at first base and Aaron Judge serves as the designated hitter for the first time this season.