(3/21/2008) The Blue Jays returned RHP Lance Carter to minor league camp Friday.
Blue Jays sign three RPs to minors
(1/2/2008) On Wednesday, Toronto agreed to minor league contracts with right-hander Lance Carter and left-handers John Parrish and Ryan Ketchner. Carter was 3-5 with a 4.48 ERA last year with Orix of Japan's Pacific League, and Parrish went a combined 2-2 with a 5.72 ERA for Baltimore and Seattle. Ketchner was 1-11 with a 5.62 ERA at Triple-A Portland, a San Diego farm team.
Report: RP Carter headed to Japan
(12/16/2006) Free agent Lance Carter reportedly will sign with the Orix Blue Wave of Japan.
Carter removed from 40-man roster
(7/16/2006) The Dodgers sent RHP Lance Carter outright to Triple-A Las Vegas. This ostensibly removes him from the 40-man roster.
Carter optioned to Triple-A
(5/28/2006) Running short on position players, the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday purchased the contract of outfielder Matt Kemp from Double-A and started him in center field for his major league debut. The Dodgers also optioned pitcher Lance Carter to Triple-A Las Vegas and transferred infielder Cesar Izturis (right elbow) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Kemp was needed because J.D. Drew missed his second consecutive game Sunday with a sore shoulder, and Kenny Lofton was given a day off to rest his hamstrings. Also, second baseman Jeff Kent sat out with a sprained left wrist, which he injured in Saturday's game. All three could return Monday for the start of a three-game series at Atlanta.
Carter recalled by Dodgers
(5/20/2006) The Dodgers recalled RHP Lance Carter from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned RHP Franquelis Osoria to Las Vegas on Friday. Carter was 1-1 with three saves and a 1.08 ERA in eight games for the 51s.
Lance Carter sent out Monday
(5/1/2006) Carter was assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday, one day after he was pounded in San Diego for three runs, two hits and a walk without retiring a batter on Sunday.
Carter loses, but not worried
(4/12/2006) The Pirates' two-run sixth Tuesday started when Craig Wilson, in the lineup only because Sean Casey was a late scratch with a bruised rib cage, hit a tying homer off reliever Lance Carter (0-1). Carter, like most of the Dodgers' relievers, is being used in various roles. But he said the unsettled bullpen alignment didn't contribute to his ineffective outing. "I need to go pitch when they tell me to pitch," he said. "What my role is, that's not my job to determine."
Carter traded to Dodgers
(1/14/2006) The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired relievers Danys Baez and Lance Carter from Tampa Bay for two pitching prospects Saturday.
Carter re-signs with Devil Rays
(12/22/2005) Relief pitcher Lance Carter agreed to a $550,000, one-year contract to remain with the Devil Rays. The right-hander was 1-2 with one save and a 4.89 ERA in 39 appearances last season. In parts of five major-league seasons with Tampa Bay and Kansas City, he is 13-11 with 29 saves and a 3.94 ERA. Carter was an All-Star in 2003, when he saved 26 games.
Carter non-tendered, now FA
(12/21/2005) The Devil Rays did not offer contracts to relievers Joe Borowski, Lance Carter and Trever Miller before the midnight EST deadline, making them free agents.
Tampa Bay calls up RHP Carter
(9/2/2005) The Devil Rays recalled RHP Lance Carter from Triple-A Durham Thursday.
Carter to be September call-up
(8/23/2005) GM Chuck LaMar said former AL All-Star closer Lance Carter will be brought back from Triple-A Durham for the final month. Carter has been converted to a starter in the minors.
Carter struggling in Triple-A
(8/21/2005) Former All-Star reliever Lance Carter was scheduled to make his fifth start for Durham on Saturday night. He went 0-4 with a 7.78 ERA in his first five Triple-A games, including four starts. The struggling right-hander was sent to the minors July 22 to make the conversion from reliever to starter.
Lance Carter starts in minors
(8/1/2005) The Tampa Tribune reports that Carter made his first career start since 2002 for Triple-A Durham Friday. He pitched four innings and allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts.
Rays' Carter optioned to minors
(7/24/2005) The Tampa Bay Devil Rays optioned RHP Lance Carter to minors.
Carter's role decreased
(6/13/2005) Lance Carter will no longer be called on to close games for the Devil Rays with the return of Danys Baez (shoulder).
Carter to close for Baez
(6/10/2005) Lance Carter, who will return from a suspension Friday, will close games while Danys Baez (shoulder) is out.
Carter gets penalty reduced
(6/6/2005) Lance Carter's suspension was reduced from five games to three games after his appeal to the league. He'll start serving his sentence Tuesday.
No word on Carter
(6/2/2005) The Tampa Tribune reports Lance Carter remained active Wednesday, still having heard no word from Major League Baseball about a possible reduction of his five-game suspension for his role in the April 24 brawl with Boston. "We're waiting for a decision on that," manager Lou Piniella said. "They can forget about it if they like, but I don't think they will."
Lance Carter pleads case
(5/18/2005) The Tampa Tribune reports Lance Carter pleaded his case Tuesday to reduce the penalty for his role in the brawl against the Red Sox on April 24.
Lance Carter suspended
(4/29/2005) According to MLB.com, Carter has been suspended five games for his participation in on-field incidents during the April 24 game vs. the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Carter tossed for touching off brawl
(4/25/2005) Devil Rays' reliever Lance Carter was ejected from Sunday's game against Boston for throwing at David Ortiz. The previous hitter was Manny Ramirez, who took Carter deep.
Lance Carter leaves game
(6/30/2004) Carter left Wednesday's game in the ninth inning due to an injury to his left knee.
Lance Carter back on the hill
(6/23/2004) Carter (shoulder) was able to throw two perfect innings in Tuesday's game at Toronto.
(6/21/2004) Carter (shoulder) declared himself ready to pitch Sunday after taking medication.
Lance Carter pitching well
(6/4/2004) Carter has performed well in the middle relief role this season. He currently has a 3.20 ERA and a solid 1.145 WHIP.
Lance Carter shifted to setup role
(1/7/2004) Following Tuesday's signing of Danys Baez, Carter is expected to serve in a setup role for the Devil Rays this year.
Carter nails down 20th save
(8/12/2003) Lance Carter pitched a perfect ninth inning on Tuesday to notch his 20th save of the season.
All-Star Carter losing job?
(7/22/2003) Carter allowed an earned run in 2/3 of an inning on Monday against Anaheim and might be in danger of losing his closer's role. "We're going to start using different combinations with Carter being the principal guy," manager Lou Piniella said after the game.
Lance Carter to lose save chances
(7/14/2003) The St. Petersburg Times reports that Lance Carter will work more in earlier innings based on matchups, according to Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella. The entire bullpen will be worked according to the situation. "Now that we've seen them for half a year, we're going to start using them a little different," Piniella said. Carter will still handle closing duties, but will also be used in earlier innings to keep him fresh between save opportunities.
Load lightened for Carter
(7/7/2003) All-Star Lance Carter will have his load lightened a bit, as he has struggled of late. "He's struggling. We might lessen his role a little bit, get him back sharp and use a combination. We'll see," Piniella told the Tampa Tribune. "Sometimes the best thing to do when a guy is struggling somewhat is to back him off a little bit and get him back together."
Carter converts save opportunity
(5/10/2003) Lance Carter relieved an ineffective John Rocker on Friday and converted his first save opportunity since April 26.
Pinella to adjust Carter's role
(5/5/2003) After Lance Carter blew his second consecutive save over the weekend, Lou Pinella told the Tampa Tribune he will not use carter in any more two-inning save situations. ``What we're going to do with Carter is use other pitchers to get out of the inning and try to get him to start innings - bring him in clean,'' Piniella said. ``He's more of a contact pitcher.''
Lance Carter saves second game
(4/22/2003) Carter tossed one scoreless inning on Tuesday night to earn his second save of the season against Toronto.
Lance Carter wins his third game
(4/13/2003) Carter pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings on Sunday at N.Y. Yankees and the Devil Rays won the game in the top of the ninth inning to give him his third win.
Lance Carter gets first save
(4/10/2003) Carter pitched a perfect ninth inning for his first save of the season on Wednesday.
Lance Carter picks up second win
(4/8/2003) Carter allowed one earned run in two innings, yielding three hits and a walk, but picked up the win at Baltimore on Tuesday.
Lance Carter emerges as closer
(4/6/2003) Manager Lou Piniella told the Tampa Tribune that Carter has emerged as the team's closer.
Carter to be setup man
(3/30/2003) Lance Carter will be the main setup man to start the season, according to the team's website. Jesus Colome will reportedly get the first shot at closing games.
Lance Carter returns on Wednesday
(3/5/2003) Carter(sore left side) made his spring debut on Wednesday. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
Lance Carter's spring debut Wednesday
(3/5/2003) The Tampa Tribune reports that Carter (side) will make his spring debut on Wednesday against Pittsburgh.
Lance Carter has soreness in side
(3/2/2003) Carter was scratced from Saturday's game after feeling soreness in his left side, according to the St. Petersburg Times. He is considered day to day.