Chris Carter
1B FA
5 months ago

Carter was released by the Twins on Saturday, source reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former National League home run leader hasn't done much of note this season, hitting .224/.317/.519 at the Triple-A level with the Twins and Angels. Still just 31, Carter could eventually find his way back to the big leagues, though he's unlikely to be a hot commodity having hit just .201/.284/.370 in 62 games for the Yankees last season in his last taste of major-league action.

Chris Carter
1B FA
7 months ago

The Twins acquired Carter in a trade with the Angels on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Carter signed a minor-league deal with the Angels in February but failed to crack the Opening Day roster after spring training. The 31-year-old has a .255/.333/.600 slash line with 13 home runs and 49 strikeouts at the Triple-A level this season. A big-league opportunity could come to fruition for the veteran power hitter at some point this season, but for now he will report to Triple-A Rochester.

Chris Carter
1B FA
9 months ago

The Angels informed Carter on Monday that he wouldn't be included on the club's Opening Day roster.

EDGE Analysis

Carter was vying for role as a power bat behind Albert Pujols at first base in addition to jockeying for at-bats at designated hitter, but it appears the Angels are comfortable with Luis Valbuena and Jefry Marte serving in those capacities. Unless other teams reach out to him with interest in adding him to their 40-man roster, Carter will likely stick with the Angels and report to Triple-A Salt Lake to begin the season.

Chris Carter
1B FA
10 months ago

Carter agreed to a minor-league contract with the Angels on Sunday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter started the 2017 season with the Yankees, but a disappointing performance led to him being designated for assignment and joining the A's on a minor-league deal. With New York, Carter played in 62 games and slashed .201/.284/.370. Carter, who typically sacrifices batting average in exchange for power, hit just eight home runs over that time. Should he appear in the majors with the Angels, Carter will likely act as a reserve option at first base.

Chris Carter
1B FA
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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.