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Chris Carter | First Baseman | #33

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 15 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Orioles have "called on" free agent Chris Carter.
Milwaukee made a surprise decision to non-tender Carter last week and now he stands to find a decent market for himself after slugging 41 homers for the Brewers in 2016. The bat would obviously play well at Camden Yards, and all across the American League East. Dec 6 - 4:09 PM

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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Orioles may look at free agent slugger Chris Carter.

The recently non-tendered Carter would be a low-cost alternative to bringing back Mark Trumbo on a lucrative multi-year deal. Trumbo is reportedly aiming for a four-year deal in the range of $75-80 million. That might not be the best use of resources for Baltimore. Heyman names Jarrod Dyson, Carlos Gomez, and Curtis Granderson among the team's current outfield targets. They are monitoring Matt Wieters and Nick Hundley for catcher.
Dec 6 - 3:56 PM

Brewers non-tendered 1B Chris Carter.

After designating him for assignment earlier in the week the Brewers attempted to trade the veteran slugger but to no avail. He'll join a free agent market that is currently flush with power-hitting options from the right side of the plate, so he may have to wait for a few of the bigger dominoes to fall before landing a deal.
Dec 2 - 8:41 PM

Adam McCalvy of reports that the Brewers are having active trade talks involving Chris Carter.

It was reported Monday that the Brewers were planning to non-tender Carter, but he was designated for assignment on Tuesday in order to make way for his replacement, Eric Thames, on the 40-man roster. Teams probably wouldn't have to give up much in the way of value to acquire the veteran slugger at this point, but they could just take their chances and see if he ends up hitting the open market. We should know more in the next couple of days.
Nov 29 - 12:15 PM

Brewers designated 1B Chris Carter for assignment.

The move clears the way for the newly-signed Eric Thames on the 40-man roster. We learned on Monday that the Brewers were planning to non-tender Carter. They now have a couple of days to find a trade partner before Friday's non-tender deadline. Carter tied Colorado's Nolan Arenado for the NL lead with 41 homers this past season while batting .222/.321/.499 over 160 games. His price tag should be reasonable through arbitration (MLB Trade Rumors projects him at $8.1 million in 2017), so he could draw some interest. Otherwise, he'll try his luck in free agency for the second straight year.
Nov 29 - 9:08 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Brewers will non-tender Chris Carter.

Brewers general manager David Stearns said last month that he planned for Carter to return as the club's first baseman in 2017, but he apparently had a change of heart. It's the second offseason in a row that Carter has been non-tendered, and this time it comes after a 41-homer season. He was projected by to earn $8.1 million in arbitration. Carter should have no trouble landing a starting job somewhere.
Nov 28 - 9:29 PM

Brewers general manager David Stearns said Tuesday that he anticipates Chris Carter serving as the starting first baseman again in 2017.

Carter latched on with the Brewers last winter after being non-tendered by the Astros. He proved to be an excellent value, tying Nolan Arenado for the NL lead with 41 homers while batting .222/.321/.499 over 160 games. He's under team control for two more years and will see a nice raise from his $2.5 million base salary in 2016. The rebuilding Brewers could hear some trade offers over the winter, but as of now, they plan on keeping him around.
Oct 4 - 11:46 AM

Chris Carter swatted a home run in the top of the 10th inning to guide the Brewers to victory over the Rockies on Saturday.

He went 1-for-4 with a walk in the ballgame but saved his heroics for extra innings. He took reliever Adam Ottavino deep over the left field wall to provide the winning margin. It was Carter's 41st home run of the season to go with a measly .222 batting average and 94 RBI. He moves into a tie with Nolan Arenado for the National League home run title. Both will face off at Coors Field again tomorrow.
Oct 2 - 12:01 AM

Chris Carter slugged his 40th homer of the season — a solo shot — Friday versus the Rockies.

It’s the eighth 40-homer season in franchise history. Carter finished the night 2-for-4 and has amassed 10 homers and 22 RBI in September. He's spending the final weekend of the season at Coors Field, so a showdown with Nolan Arenado for the home run lead in the NL could very well be in the cards.
Sep 30 - 11:13 PM

Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

Carter lifted off against Rangers starter A.J. Griffin the first inning for the two-run blast. He's now just one homer shy of 40, and his 39 homers, 92 RBI and 81 runs scored are all personal bests for the 29-year-old. In the National League, only Nolan Arenado has more homers than Carter with a handful of games left to play.
Sep 28 - 12:00 AM

Chris Carter hit his 34th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Carter took Reds reliever Tony Cingrani deep with a runner on in the ninth inning for the two-run shot. With a few weeks left to play, the 29-year-old has a shot at tying or besting his career-high 37 homers he hit in 2014. He would also likely eclipse the 88 RBI he recorded that year -- he's got 82 runs batted in this year -- and Carter has already set a personal best with 72 runs scored. He's been one of a handful of bright spots for the otherwise pedestrian Brewers this year.
Sep 13 - 9:51 PM

Chris Carter finished 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored to lead the Brewers to a 7-4 win over the Pirates on Saturday.

Carter went deep off Pirates starter Ivan Nova in the sixth inning, a two-run dong that was his 31st this season. That's good for third-most in the National League, and his 67 runs scored are one shy of tying his single-season best in that category. All in all it's been a successful first year in Milwaukee for the 29-year-old, who's hitting .226/.324/.489 with 74 RBI through 133 games.
Sep 4 - 12:34 AM

Chris Carter smacked his 30th home run of the season in Monday's win over the Rockies.

It was his only hit of the night, but he drew a couple weeks to reach three times in his four trips to the plate. Carter has now reached the 30-homer plateau for the second time in his career, and he has a shot to break his career high of 37 that was set in 2014.
Aug 22 - 10:35 PM

Chris Carter swatted a three-run bomb to lead the Brewers to victory on Wednesday.

It was his only hit of the night but he matched the Braves' total scoring output with one swing of the bat. Carter is an all-or-nothing player and tonight his owners got the all instead of the nothing. It was his 26th home run, which helps ease the pain of his .217 batting average.
Aug 10 - 11:42 PM

Chris Carter went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Padres.

Carter connected for a solo blast off reliever Brad Hand to lead off the eighth inning. It drew the Brewers to within 6-3, but they would not strike for another run in the contest. Carter's bat was cooled off for much of July, but he caught fire near the end of the month and has now homered in three of his last four games. The all-or-nothing slugger is slashing .217/.304/.487 with 25 homers and 60 RBI over 355 at-bats. He has two months to secure the second 30-homer season of his career. Carter initially achieved the feat when he launched 37 taters during the 2014 campaign.
Aug 2 - 2:00 AM