With Yonder Alonso reportedly garnering interest on the trade market, the A’s might have found a potential replacement for the All-Star first baseman should he be traded before the deadline.
Chris Carter has signed a minor league contract with the A’s, the club announced Friday. Originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2005, the Redwood City native spent five years in the A’s organization and his first three seasons in the big leagues with Oakland, hitting 19 home runs in 106 games before being traded to the Houston Astros.
Carter had a career year with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016 as he led the National League with 41 home runs. He was batting .201 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs with the New York Yankees this season before being designated for assignment on June 23.
The first baseman/designated hitter will be assigned to Triple-A Nashville.
- First baseman/outfielder Matt Olson and right-handed pitcher Frankie Montas were recalled from Nashville on Friday.Olson returns to the big leagues for the fifth time this season. He is hitting .184 with four home runs and nine RBIs in 16 games with the A’s.After starting the year in the A’s bullpen before getting optioned after building a 6.91 ERA in 21 appearances, Montas returns for the second time this season. The hard-throwing 25-year-old appeared in seven games for Nashville, going 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings pitched.
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