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Chris Carter | First Baseman | #33

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 15 (0) / CWS
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Chris Carter's agent, Dave Stewart, said in an interview on MLB Network Radio on Sunday that he's discussed his client with the Orioles and Rangers.
The A's have been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Carter, but Stewart said he hasn't had any talks with them. The Rangers might no longer be a fit, either, if they're able to complete a contract with Mike Napoli as expected. Baltimore does make sense as a landing spot for Carter, although the Orioles still would like to re-sign Mark Trumbo. Stewart noted that he doesn't expect Carter to sign with any club anytime soon. Jan 15 - 12:15 PM

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Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that four teams remain engaged on free agent slugger Chris Carter.

Carter's agent, Dave Stewart, said just prior to the holidays that he expected things to heat up with his client once Edwin Encarnacion signed. That hasn't happened and now the belief is that the market is waiting on Mark Trumbo and Jose Bautista. Carter tied Colorado's Nolan Arenado for first in the NL with 41 homers in 2016, but he became a free agent last month after being non-tendered by the Brewers.
Jan 10 - 2:29 PM

Chris Carter's agent, Dave Stewart, told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that he expects things to heat up with his client once Edwin Encarnacion signs.

Yes, Dave Stewart is working as an agent again after being fired as Diamondbacks general manager. Encarnacion is the big fish in the market with a lot of dominoes among first base/designated hitter/outfielder-types. Stewart says that he's received calls from multiple teams on Carter, but there's been "no real commitment." The veteran slugger was surprisingly non-tendered earlier this month after tying for the National League lead with 41 homers this past season.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 01:28:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that it's unlikely the Orioles make a run at Chris Carter.

Kubatko says the club is "focused" on re-signing Mark Trumbo right now and "seem prepared" to give the designated hitter spot to Trey Mancini if Trumbo isn't retained. Carter was surprisingly non-tendered by the Brewers following his 41-homer season. He'll find a job somewhere, although it sounds like it won't be in Baltimore.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 02:05:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:09:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 03:56:00 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.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 08:41:00 PM

Adam McCalvy of MLB.com 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.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:15:00 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.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 09:08:00 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 MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $8.1 million in arbitration. Carter should have no trouble landing a starting job somewhere.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 09:29:00 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.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 11:46:00 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.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 12:01:00 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.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:13:00 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.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 12:00:00 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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 09:51:00 PM