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23 Chris Carter 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/250 | Birthdate: 12/18/1986 | Birthplace: Redwood City, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 36/14 | Average Draft Position: 150.85
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Astros' Chris Carter slugs 17th home run in win on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter smacked a two-run home run in Tuesday's 10-5 win over the Angels. Carter's two-run shot trimmed the Angels' lead to 4-3, and the Angels would not be able to rally back, as Astros downed the Halos in this one.

The home run, his 17th of the year, was Carter's only hit of the game. The slugger has homered twice in his last five games.


Astros' Chris Carter gets day off, replaced by Marwin Gonzalez


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Astros first Chris Carter isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game, after starting 83 games this season.

Carter is replaced by Marwin Gonzalez, who gets his eighth start there, and first since July 21. 

Gonzalez will likely see more time in the near future, manager A.J. Hinch said, per the Houston Chronicle, since Carter (.184) and Jon Singleton (.174) are both struggling at the plate.


Chris Carter homers in Astros' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Astros DH Chris Carter went 2 for 3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over Boston. 

Carter picked up his first hit since July 3, snapping an 0-for-18 streak. He homered for the first time since July 1.


Astros' Chris Carter back in the lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Astros slugger Chris Carter has returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. Carter hasn't played since leaving Friday's game after he twisted his ankle. 

The big guy will be the designated hitter and bat seventh on Tuesday. 


Astros 1B Chris Carter says ankle is improving


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/19/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter, who has missed consecutive games, says his ankle is improving and he is planning to start running again on Tuesday, per MLB.com.

Astros 1B Chris Carter misses second straight start Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game Sunday against the Rangers after sustaining an ankle injury Friday. Jon Singleton started at second base for a second straight game in Carter's absence.

Carter is hitless in his last seven games (18 at-bats). He has one RBI, three walks and eight strikeouts in that span.


Astros 1B Chris Carter held out Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter was not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, the team announced.

He was replaced at first by Jon Singleton, who will bat eighth. Carter sustained an ankle injury in Friday's contest.

"I'm walking around slowly so hopefully I can get back out there as soon as possible I'm just trying to be optimistic and stay positive about this," Carter said, per the Houston Chronicle.


Astros 1B Chris Carter leaves Friday's game with ankle injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter left Friday's game in the second inning after injuring his ankle on a play at first base. Jon Singleton came in to replace him following the injury.

"It's sore," Carter said, per MLB.com. "I landed on it pretty awkwardly right there and we'll see how it feels [Saturday]. It swelled up pretty good around the ankle, so I iced it the rest of the game."

Carter was attempting to catch a poor throw from Jose Altuve, and injured the ankle on the play. The Astros have classified the injury as a right ankle sprain, and his availability for Saturday's game is in question.


Astros' Jon Singleton gets start at first over Chris Carter


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 79 games there this season.

Jon Singleton replaces Carter at first for the fifth time this year, all in the last 10 games. 


Astros 1B Chris Carter homers for third time in last five games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter homered for the third time in five games during a 6-5 win Wednesday against the Royals. 

Carter got the Astros on the board with a solo home run off Edinson Volquez in the fourth inning. He added an RBI on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning.

Since June 3, Carter is batting .200 (18 for 90) with a .511 slugging percentage, .841 OPS, seven doubles, seven home runs, 13 RBI, 15 runs, 14 walks, 35 strikeouts and one stolen base in his last 27 games.


Astros 1B Chris Carter smacks 14th home run of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter connected off Brandon Finnegan in the fifth inning for his 14th home run of the season during Monday's 6-1 win over the Royals.

The solo shot was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. He also struck out twice.

Prior to Monday's win, Carter was hitting .182 with two home runs and six RBI in his last 11 games.


Astros' Chris Carter doubles, homers in loss on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter had a big game on Saturday. Carter went 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run, but the Astros would suffer a 9-6 loss to the Yankees.

Carter hit an RBI double in the second inning, and then added a solo shot in the fourth. The home run was his 13th of the year, 

Over his last 10 games following Saturday's performance Carter is batting a lowly .195, but has two home runs in that span.


Astros keep Chris Carter out of Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter was held out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees, the team announced.

Carter was replaced at first by Marwin Gonzalez, who will bat eighth. Over his last 11 games, Carter is hitting .150 with one home run and four RBI.

The Astros are favored (-160) over the Yankees on Thursday.


Astros LF Chris Carter records two RBI in win over Rockies


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Astros left fielder Chris Carter went 2 for 5 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Carter's bat has come alive during his last two games, going a combined 4 for 10 with two doubles and four RBI.


Astros 1B Chris Carter blasts two-run home run on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Just for good measure, Astros first baseman Chris Carter added a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give Houston their 8-4 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. Carter, who also doubled earlier in the game, slugged his 12th home run of the season on Wednesday.

Carter had been hitless in his last three games entering play on Wednesday, but broke out of the mini-slump in a big way. He has four homers in the month of June so far.


Astros shuffle lineup before facing Mariners


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) The Astros will put a shuffled lineup up against the Mariners on Saturday, the team announced.

Right fielder George Springer will return to the leadoff role after teammate Jose Altuve, who hit leadoff in Friday's game, hurt his hamstring. Rookie shortstop Carlos Correa will bat second, despite not hitting any higher than fifth in the lineup since being called up to the majors.

Jake Marisnik will make his first start in left field, giving Preston Tucker a day off. He will bat sixth in the lineup.

First baseman Chris Carter, who hit a home run out of the ninth spot on Friday, will bat in the cleanup spot on Saturday.

Marwin Gonzalez will fill Altuve's void at second base and bat eighth.


Astros 1B Chris Carter homers in two-hit game against Mariners


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter slammed his 11th home run of the season in a win against the Mariners on Friday.

Carter went 2 for 3 with a solo home run, an RBI, a walk and two runs scored.

Carter is hitting .444 with four hits and four runs scored in his last three games.


Chris Carter homers in Astros' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter went 2 for 3 and hit a solo home run in the fifth inning of Friday's win over Seattle. 

Carter hit his first home run since June 3, and his tenth of the year. He walked once and scored twice. Carter now has 31 RBI on the season. 


Astros 1B Chris Carter returns to lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) After a day off Saturday, Chris Carter is back in the lineup at first base for the Astros in Sunday's series-finale against the Blue Jays. 

Carter began the year in a slump but has hit .323 over his past 10 games. For the season, he's hitting .200. 


Astros 1B Chris Carter catching a break Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) A.J. Hinch has made good on his promise to give Astros first baseman Chris Carter a rest. He is out of the lineup Saturday in Toronto.

Carter is certainly not sitting due to performance. His 0-for-3 effort Friday ended a 12-game hitting streak in which he lifted his batting average from .157 to .206.


Astros manager looking to rest George Springer, Chris Carter


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) With the Astros about to embark on a six-game road-trip that begins Friday, manager A.J. Hinch indicated that he will look to get some of his regulars a day off in the coming days.

"Giving some of our everyday players a rest here sometimes by the end of the road trip," Hinch said, per the Houston Chronicle. "We have 20 games in 20 days after this off-day next Thursday. A lot of it is against our division, so I want to keep guys feeling fresh."

Hinch specifies that right fielder George Springer and first baseman Chris Carter are likely to get a rest.

"That might mean Springer or Carter, some guys that haven’t had days off. They might get a rest day here or there. We’ll see how it goes," said Hinch.

The team is in the midst of 13 straight games without an off-day. Carter hasn't had a day off since May 2, and Springer has started all 23 games since returning from a stint on the 7-day DL due to a concussion. 


Astros 1B Chris Carter extends hit streak to 12 games Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/4/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter pushed his hitting streak to 12 games with a 1-for-4 effort on Thursday. Carter's lone hit was a double in the fourth inning, but he was stranded. Carter also struck out three times int he 3-2 loss to the Orioles.

The power-hitting Carter is batting .375 (15 for 40) during his hit streak, including three home runs and three two-baggers. He's also struck out 16 times in the 12-game span. 


Astros' Chris Carter slugs two home runs in win vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter went 2 for 3 with a pair of solo home runs in his team's 3-1 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Carter put his team on the board with a second-inning home run, then retook the lead with another home run in the fifth. With the home runs, Carter has now put together an 11-game hitting streak. The big night upped his line to .205/.311/.398 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI in 176 at-bats.


Astros 1B Chris Carter connects for eighth home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter went 1 for 3 at the plate in Houston's 3-0 win over the White Sox on Saturday. Carter, who also drew a walk in the game, did his damage in the eighth when he blasted a solo home run off of Dan Jennings, his eighth of the season.

Carter is now hitting .188 with 27 RBI on the year.


Chris Carter drives in two runs for Astros


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter had two RBI in Friday's loss to the White Sox. 

Carter went 2 for 4, lifting his average to .185. His two runs driven in gave him 26 on the year.