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Heyman | Chris Carter likely to land with either Rangers or Athletics

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 02: New York Yankees first baseman Chris Carter (48) reacts after striking out in the fourth inning of the MLB game between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros on July 2, 2107 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire)
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Although he is less than one full season removed from blasting a National League-leading 41 home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers, veteran first baseman Chris Carter now finds himself on the open market as a free agent. However, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports that there are at least two teams considering adding the seasoned slugger.

While the Brewers considered a reunion, the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics are two teams ready to make something happen. As a result, it is “likely” that Carter ultimately signs with either Texas or Oakland.

The 30-year-old corner infielder was previously released by the New York Yankees, leading to his arrival on the open market midway through the regular season. Carter had struggled throughout his 62 appearances in pinstripes: During that span, he registered a .201 batting average with eight home runs and 26 RBI alongside a .284 on-base percentage.

Prior to landing in Milwaukee a season ago, he suited up for the Athletics and Houston Astros between 2010 and 2015. Now an eight-year big league veteran overall, Carter owns a career .217 batting average with 158 home runs and an even 400 RBI to coincide with his .312 on-base percentage. As it stands today, he has appeared in 750 regular-season games as a major league slugger while receiving a total of 2,469 at-bats.

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