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Chris Carter | First Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Carter hit his 17th home run of the season against the Angels on Tuesday.
Carter hit a two-run dinger off Angels starter C.J. Wilson in the second inning, his only hit in four at-bats. He seems to be more boom-or-bust than usual of late -- Carter has five hits this month, but three of them have been homers. The 28-year-old is hitting a paltry .185/.297/.389 with 17 homers and 45 RBI overall. Jul 29 - 12:37 AM

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Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Carter hit a two-run blast off Justin Masterson in the sixth inning, giving him 16 home runs on the year. The two hits matched his total for the month coming into the game, as Carter has been mired in an ugly stretch that has his line down to .190/.305/.393. The power is still there, obviously, and Carter is ferocious when hot, so perhaps Tuesday will be the start of something good.
Jul 22 - 12:32 AM

Chris Carter (ankle) returned to the Astros' lineup Tuesday.

It's Carter's first start since he sprained his right ankle last Friday. He's being used in the designated hitter spot Tuesday, with Marwin Gonzalez covering first base.
Jul 21 - 10:00 PM

Chris Carter (ankle) indicated Sunday that he's feeling much better, but he won't start running again until Tuesday.

Carter suffered a sprained right ankle in Friday's game and has yet to return to the lineup. While he could give it a go on Tuesday, expect to see Jonathan Singleton at first base for the Astros for at least one more game.
Jul 19 - 10:19 PM

Chris Carter (ankle) remained out of the Astros' lineup Sunday.

Carter tweaked his right ankle on Friday. He's expected to avoid the disabled list but could need a little more time. Jon Singleton is handling first base again.
Jul 19 - 12:12 PM

Chris Carter (ankle) is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

The good news though for Carter owners is that his name is on the lineup card, which means he isn't headed to the disabled list. At least not yet. Jonathan Singleton will take his place at first base on Saturday and will hit eighth against Colby Lewis and the Rangers.
Jul 18 - 4:01 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday that Chris Carter's ankle is pretty sore and the slugger could require a stint on the disabled list.

It will depend on how Carter feels when he wakes up on Saturday. He suffered a right ankle sprain in Friday's victory over the Rangers while stretching for a ball at first base. If he is indeed out for a couple of weeks, Jonathan Singleton becomes a very interesting addition in mixed leagues.
Jul 17 - 11:50 PM

Chris Carter was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain after leaving Friday's contest against the Rangers.

Carter rolled his ankle while stretching for a throw from second baseman Jose Altuve. He should be considered day-to-day. Jonathan Singleton replaced him on Friday and would be in line for additional playing time if Carter is forced to miss a few games.
Jul 17 - 8:46 PM

Chris Carter was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rangers with an ankle injury.

The big first baseman rolled his ankle while catching a throw from Jose Altuve. It's unlikely that he will miss a considerable amount of time, but we'll know more after he's checked out by team doctors. If he is forced to the disabled list, it would open the door for Jonathan Singleton to see everyday at-bats.
Jul 17 - 8:38 PM

Chris Carter is not in the Astros starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Red Sox.

He'll take a seat in favor of Jonathan Singleton, who has seen his playing time increase in recent days. The 28-year-old Carter is hitting just .197/.311/.405 on the season with 15 homers, 40 RBI and a league-leading 107 strikeouts in 269 at-bats.
Jul 4 - 11:38 AM

Chris Carter swatted his 14th home run of the season in a 1-for-4 effort as the Astros downed the Royals 6-1 on Monday.

Carter added some superfluous offense with a solo shot off of Brandon Finnegan in the fifth inning for what turned out to be the Astros' final run. The slugger is hitting .198/.315/.405 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in 76 games. It's worth noting that, through 76 games last season, he had a .189/.269/.421 batting line with 15 home runs and 35 RBI. He finished the year at .227/.308/.491 with 37 home runs and 88 RBI, so a summer surge may yet await him.
Jun 29 - 11:29 PM

Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

Carter connected off Masahiro Tanaka for a solo homer in the fourth inning. He also added an RBI double and scored a run in the second inning. Carter is up to 13 home runs and 37 RBI after a slow start to the year.
Jun 27 - 8:14 PM

Chris Carter is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees.

Carter will take a seat against Adam Warren. Marwin Gonzalez gets the start at first base.
Jun 25 - 4:45 PM

Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Mariners.

According to Statcast, the home run traveled at a distance of 419 feet. Carter continues to whiff at an absurd rate, so he's sitting on a .206 batting average, but he has 11 home runs and 31 RBI through 60 games.
Jun 13 - 12:14 AM

Chris Carter is not in the Astros starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Blue Jays.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch had indicated Friday that he would rest a few of his regulars over the weekend, which is the case here. Marwin Gonzalez will start in his place at first base and hit eighth for the Astros on Saturday.
Jun 6 - 10:07 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Scott Kazmir
3Scott Feldman
4Mike Fiers
5Collin McHugh
6Lance McCullers
7Vincent Velasquez
8Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Roberto Hernandez
8Samuel Deduno