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Chris Carter | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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The Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League have signed OF Chris Carter to a one-year contract.
Carter, 28, has not appeared in a major league game since 2010. After spending time at Triple-A last season, he would have been unlikely to resurface in the majors with the Braves. Sat, Mar 3, 2012 10:21:00 AM

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Braves signed OF Chris Carter to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old batted .270/.309/.460 with 10 homers and 46 RBI over 54 games with Triple-A Durham in the Rays organization but chose to exercise his opt-out clause to become a free agent. He'll give the Braves some depth.
Sun, Jun 19, 2011 02:20:00 PM

Rays released OF Chris Carter.

Carter had an opt-out in his minor league deal with the Rays. The 28-year-old batted .270/.309/.460 with 10 homers and 46 RBI over 54 games with Triple-A Durham. He's a useful bat, however his options will be limited somewhat since he doesn't have a position.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 01:08:00 PM

Chris Carter had a pair of doubles in a 4-3 win over the Netherlands national team on Wednesday.

These stats won't count, but "The Animal" is still 6-for-13 (.462) with the Rays this spring. He's better suited for the AL style of play because he doesn't have a true position in the National League, but he's probably still a longshot to make the Opening Day roster.
Wed, Mar 9, 2011 04:47:00 PM

Rays signed OF Chris Carter to a minor league contract.

Carter was non-tendered by the Mets earlier this winter after posting an unremarkable .263/.317/.389 batting line, four home runs, 24 RBI over 167 at-bats. He's a longshot to reach the majors next year in Tampa Bay.
Wed, Jan 5, 2011 05:48:00 PM

Mets non-tendered OF Chris Carter.

Here's a minor surprise, as Carter wasn't even arbitration-eligible this winter. The 28-year-old batted .263/.317/.389 with four home runs, 24 RBI over 167 at-bats with the Mets this past season. New Mets GM Sandy Alderson apparently didn't think he was worth keeping on the 40-man roster.
Fri, Dec 3, 2010 12:23:00 AM

Mets manager Jerry Manuel said he might give Chris Carter more playing time during the team's upcoming homestand.

Carter had two hits, including a home run, from the cleanup spot Friday. He's batting .321 in 28 at-bats in August. "When we're having some of the struggles that we've had offensively, I think we have to put forward guys who we think can do some damage," Manuel said. Carter could be worth a look in NL-only leagues if you're desperate, but there's not much value to be had here.
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 10:38:00 AM

Chris Carter was 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Pirates on Friday night.

Redemption for Mets manager Jerry Manuel. Many were left scratching their heads when they saw Carter installed as the cleanup hitter for Friday's game, however he delivered an RBI single in the first inning and a solo blast in the third. It was only Carter's third home run of the season and his first since June 13 against the Orioles. We don't see much fantasy value here, but don't be surprised to see him get another shot this weekend.
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 10:14:00 PM

Chris Carter hit his first major league home run in a win over the Orioles on Friday night.

The three-run shot staked the Mets to a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning. He was also hit by a pitch in the foot in the top of the eighth inning, but stayed in the game. Carter is now batting .276/.323/.483 with one home run and eight RBI in 29 at-bats since his promotion from Triple-A Buffalo. Don't go too crazy, but he figures to see some time at designated hitter over the next ten days, giving him some fleeting value in deep NL-only leagues.
Fri, Jun 11, 2010 09:50:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of INF-OF Chris Carter from Triple-A Buffalo.

It's a worthy promotion. Carter, who was acquired from the Red Sox as a player to be named later in the Billy Wagner trade, was batting .339/.395/.615 with six homers and 20 RBI with the Bisons. He should provide the Mets with a more powerful left-handed hitting option off the bench than the veteran Frank Catalanotto.
Mon, May 10, 2010 11:21:00 PM

Chris Carter was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and four RBI for Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday.

The Mets should have given Carter a look at first base with Daniel Murphy out. He can’t be any worse defensively than Mike Jacobs, and he’s off to a .364/.417/.773 start in the minors.
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 01:49:00 PM

Chris Carter delivered a pinch-hit homer off Josh Johnson in the Mets' victory Wednesday.

It's looking more and more like Carter will beat out Mike Jacobs and Frank Catalanotto for a spot as a pinch-hitter. He's hit .407/.448/.926 with four homers in 27 at-bats.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 05:00:00 PM

Mets manager Jerry Manuel acknowledged Monday that Chris Carter is "making a bid" for a spot on the club's Opening Day roster.

Carter went 3-for-5 in Monday's exhibition loss to the Nationals and is batting .444 with three home runs in 10 games this spring. "I tell you, he’s making a bid," said Manuel. "We have a pinch-hitting spot open at this stage, and he has put his name in the hat very strongly, no doubt about that. I’ve been very impressed with his at-bats." Manuel has nicknamed Carter "The Animal."
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 09:34:00 AM

Chris Carter homered twice and drove in four runs in an eight-run ninth inning as the Mets beat a Marlins split-squad 11-2 on Monday.

He had a solo shot off Seth McClung after pinch-hitting for Angel Pagan and then a three-run shot off Chris Schroder later in the inning. Unfortunately, the Yankees robbed Carter of his shot last year by issuing a waiver claim when the Red Sox agreed to send him to the Mets in the Billy Wagner deal. Carter would have had a real chance in September, but he's buried on the depth chart now and probably wouldn't make the Mets even if he hit .600 all spring.
Mon, Mar 8, 2010 04:52:00 PM

Mets acquired outfielder Chris Carter and first baseman Eddie Lora as the players to be named later for Billy Wagner.

Carter hit .294 with 25 doubles, 16 homers and 61 RBI in 428 at-bats at Triple-A Pawtucket this season, and though he's no longer a true prospect at age 27, the left-handed hitter could certainly factor into the Mets' outfield plans in 2010.
Wed, Oct 7, 2009 05:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Ryan Doumit
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Dan Uggla
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Alex Wood
5Aaron Harang
6David Hale
7Gavin Floyd
8Brandon Beachy
9Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Luis Avilan
5Anthony Varvaro
6Ian Thomas
7Gus Schlosser
8Jonny Venters
9Cory Gearrin