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23 Chris Carter 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/248 | Birthdate: 12/18/1986 | Birthplace: Redwood City, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 32/10 | Average Draft Position: 192.41
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Chris Carter smacks first home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:28 am ET) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter went 2 for 4 with two RBI and his first home run of the season in his team's 5-2 win over the Mariners Tuesday.

It's been a rough beginning to the season for Carter, who was 1 for 19 over his previous seven games before Tuesday's two-hit performance. He now owns a .148/.264/.279 line in 61 at-bats.


Chris Carter gets the night off on Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) The Astros gave slumping designated hitter Chris Carter the night off Monday against Seattle, MLB.com reports.

Carter, who hit 29 home runs last season, has just two hits in his last 34 at-bats to start his 2014 campaign. He is slashing .123/.250/.211 with two RBI in 68 at-bats.

Chris Carter finally gets first RBI


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Astros DH Chris Carter recorded his first RBI on a groundout during Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays. It's been a slow start for Carter, who is batting .185 (5 for 27) through eight games.

Carter does have four doubles, but he has no home runs and has struck out 13 times in 27 at-bats. Carter has drawn three walks.


Astros open to trading for first baseman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) The Astros are open to acquiring a first baseman via a trade, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. For now, though, Houston is looking at a possible Marc Krauss/Jesus Guzman platoon, with Chris Carter also being an option at first base.

Astros will have 'heated competition' for first-base job


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) During an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Astros manager Bo Porter gave no indication who might start at first base. The Astros have plenty of candidates, though, including Brett Wallace, Jesus Guzman, Chris Carter and prospect Jonathan Singleton.

"It’s going to be a heated competition," Porter said. "I like the guys that we have. At the end of the day, I believe that the player that ends up winning the first-base job will obviously make our lineup and make us a better team."


Chris Carter steals second base


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Astros first baseman Chris Carter stole his second base of the season Wednesday during a game against the Twins. Carter added two hits in the game.

Carter went 2 for 3 for Houtson with two singles and a run scored. He added a walk as he reached base three times for the Astros.

The 26-year-old homered in his last game Tuesday and has hit in three straight for Houston. He's up to 27 home runs on the season to go with 73 runs batted in.

Chris Carter belts two home runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter belted a two-run homer in the fifth inning and added a second in the ninth during a wild ballgame at Chicago Monday night. Carter now has 25 home runs on the season after his third two-HR game of the year.

Carter went 3 for 4 in the game with a walk and four RBI. He scored three times and is batting .215 on the season for the Astros. The 26-year-old slugger had gone 0 for 7 in his previous two games. He has four homers in his last 11 games and 68 RBI on the year.

Two hits for Chris Carter


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Astros outfielder Chris Carter posted his second consecutive two-hit game Saturday against Anaheim.

Carter doubled and knocked in a run in the process. Carter is still striking out like crazy in August -- 20 strikeouts in 48 at-bats over 13 games -- but he's slugging .500 with six extra-base hits, including two in the last two games.


Chris Carter drives in five runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) Astros slugger Chris Carter drove in five runs Friday night in Anaheim. Carter hit a three-run shot off Joe Blanton in the ninth inning for his 23rd homer of the season.

Carter added a sacrifice fly RBI in the fifth inning and an RBI single in the seventh to finish with five runs driven in on the game. He now has 61 RBI on the season for Houston.

Batting fifth, Carter went 2 for 4 in the game with two strikeouts. He's batting .213 on the season. The 26-year-old has four homers and nine RBI in his last seven games.

Chris Carter belts 21st home run


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2013) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter belted his 21st home run of the season Sunday in the ninth inning off starter Martin Perez of the Rangers. Carter ended Perez's chances at his first complete-game shutout. 

Carter finished 1 for 4 in the game and has 54 RBI on the season after the solo homer. He's batting just .213 for the Astros. 

The 26-year-old slugger has homered in back-to-back ballgames but has just five hits in his last 10 games. 


Chris Carter bashes three-run homer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2013) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter mashed his 19th home run of the season Saturday afternoon in Toronto. Carter took starter Josh Johnson deep in the first inning for a three-run homer. 

The slugger finished the game 1 for 3 with the three RBI in the 8-6 win. He added a walk and is batting .223 on the year. He has 51 RBI. 

Carter has just six hits in his last 10 games for Houston and just four RBI, including the three he picked up Saturday. 


Chris Carter reaches base twice in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2013) Astros outfielder Chris Carter returned to action Friday night against the Mariners.

Carter, who missed the final two games before the All-Star break, finished 1 for 4 with a single and a walk in a 10-7 defeat. He is hitting .229 with 18 home runs and 47 RBI in 292 at-bats.

Chris Carter back in Friday's lineup


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2013) Astros outfielder Chris Carter is back in the lineup for Friday's game against Seattle, The Seattle Times reports.

Carter missed the final two games before the All-Star break with an ankle injury. The issue isn't expected to linger. He is hitting .229/.326/.469 with 18 home runs in 87 games.


Chris Carter has sore ankle


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2013) Astros manager Bo Porter said Chris Carter missed Sunday's game against Tampa Bay due to a sore ankle injured Friday, MLB.com reports. 

"He kind of tweaked his ankle a little bit [on Friday night] rounding third base," Porter said. "Yesterday he got treatment and today, with the All-Star break coming up and us having a few more days, it just made sense to let him rest and come back on Friday."

Carter is batting .229 on the year and has gone 6 for 25 (.240) in July with 12 strikeouts in nine games and seven starts. 


Chris Carter insists he's healthy


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2013) Astros outfielder Chris Carter missed a second straight game Sunday to finish the first half of the season in Tampa Bay. That said, Carter insists he's fine, the Houston Chronicle reports. 

Carter had been dealing with a bruised right hand, but he says that isn't keeping him from the lineup. His .229 batting average may be the reason he's not playing much these days. Carter has gone 6 for 25 (.240) in July with 12 strikeouts in nine games and seven starts. 


Chris Carter homers in return to starting lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) Starting for the first time in four games Wednesday due to a hand injury, Astros outfielder Chris Carter went 1 for 3 with two walks and his 18th home run of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Cardinals.

Carter also struck out twice to raise his strikeout total to 122, the highest mark in the majors. He owns a .229/.327/.472 line in 284 at-bats.


Chris Carter starting Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) Astros left fielder Chris Carter is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals. Carter pinch-hit in the last two games after missing a game with a minor hand injury.

Batting fourth Wednesday, Carter has hit .228/.323/.463 with 17 home runs, 46 RBI and a league-high 120 strikeouts in 281 at-bats.


Chris Carter dealing with minor hand injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2013) Astros first baseman Chris Carter was held out the starting lineup for the third consecutive game Tuesday night against the Cardinals with a minor hand injury. Carter took part in batting practice Tuesday and could return soon, manager Bo Porter told MLB.com.

"I shook his hand. He said, 'It's OK for me to shake your hand, but if you squeeze, it hurts,'" Porter said. "He didn't really feel too many ill effects, but I think it's good for him to go through a full batting practice today."

Chris Carter beats Rays with two home runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) Astros outfielder/first baseman Chris Carter had a monster performance in a 4-1 win over the Rays Wednesday. Carter homered twice in the game. 

Carter went deep off starter Roberto Hernandez in the second inning. He added his 17th HR of the season in the seventh for a three-run blast off Jake McGee to give Houston the final score of 4-1. 

He finished 2 for 4 with all four RBI for the Astros. The two homers were Carter's second multi-HR game of the season. He also did it back on April 9 at Seattle. 


Offense 'coming together' for Chris Carter


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) Astros first baseman Chris Carter pounded out four hits Sunday against the Cubs, which included a career-high three doubles. He added two runs and two RBI.

"It was good to see him drive the ball the other way," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "He's been doing that this last week or so and it's coming together."

Carter is batting .342 (13 for 38) with two home runs, seven doubles, seven RBI and eight runs in his last 10 games.


Chris Carter hits 15th home run


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2013) Astros slugger Chris Carter went deep for the 15th time this season Friday in Chicago. Carter added a double.

He went 2 for 4 as the HR was a solo blast in the seventh inning off starter Matt Garza. He has 38 RBI.

Carter has gone 6 for 18 (.333) over his last five games with a homer and two RBI. He's also struck out eight times over that stretch.


Chris Carter ends multi-hit skid at 24 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2013) Astros first baseman/outfielder Chris Carter had two hits, including his sixth double, and scored once in four at-bats Sunday against the White Sox. It was his first multi-hit game since May 18.

Carter hit .184 (14 for 76) with three doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI in 24 games between multi-hit games.


Chris Carter locates home run swing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2013) Astros first baseman Chris Carter homered for the second time in three June games and for the third time in his last five games Monday against the Angels. Carter also extended his hitting streak to six games, batting .333 (6 for 18) with one double, three home runs and seven RBI.

Prior to hitting a home run May 30, Carter went 14 games without a home run.


Chris Carter smacks 11th homer


by Jeff Tobin | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2013) Chris Carter hit a two-run home run Saturday to give the Houston Astros all the runs they needed in a win over the Angels.

Carter, who has two home runs in his last three games, now has 11 long balls on the season. While he's driving in plenty of runs, he has 31 RBI, Carter is hitting just .223. Much of that can be attributed to his strikeout rate. Carter, with 79 punchouts so far, is on pace for 238 this year.


Chris Carter lifts off vs. Rangers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2013) Astros outfielder Chris Carter smacked his ninth home run of the season Sunday afternoon against the Rangers.

Carter took reliever Derek Lowe deep in the eighth inning for a three-run home run. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and three RBI in a 12-7 defeat.

Carter has homered twice in his last five games played. He is hitting .228 with nine homers and 22 RBI in 127 at-bats.